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Letter about continuing the conversation of the Bible as “God’s Word”...


Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Continuing the conversation of the Bible as “God’s Word,” Craig Earley’s recent letter seeks to justify God’s killing of humans for their “wickedness”.

Let’s imagine our nation deciding to use the “Word of God” as the authority for our system of law and punishment. Thus, we might first follow Exodus 31: 12-15. Thereby we would execute all those who have ever worked on the Sabbath. We would be left with a nation of mostly children. Any remaining humans who had ever had sexual relations outside of marriage, in most cases, would next be executed (Deuteronomy 22: 13-24). If some were still alive who had ever cursed their parents, then they would be killed (Leviticus 20: 9).

The “Word of God” quickly turns into a Holocaustal death spiral. Amazingly, Sharia Law seems tame in comparison. While the Bible is an awesome and interesting work, I think most would agree that sometimes “God’s Word” needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

Greg Rendahl

Ostrander, MN
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Ostrander Council considers repairs and upgrades

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Government

On April 7, all members of the Ostrander City Council were in attendance for a regular meeting. Jason Schahl (from the accounting firm of Smith Schafer & Associates) presented a summary of the 2014 financial audit conducted regarding the City of Os ..... 
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Letter about Aaron Swartzentruber’s Letter to the Editor...

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Aaron Swartzentruber’s recent letter gives us insight into the mind of the fundamentalist, whether Christian or Muslim. These people pick and choose “God’s Word” to fit their agenda. For instance, does the average fundament ..... 
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Ostrander city council discuss funding for LeRoy-Ostrander school pool

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Features

The Ostrander city council met on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 for their regular meeting. Visitors included Mike Souhrada of LeRoy to discuss funding of the pool located within the LeRoy-Ostrander school. Souhrada explained a non-profit group raise ..... 
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Ostrander city council considers well repairs

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

A regular meeting of the Ostrander city council was held on November 18 at the Community Center. All council members were in attendance. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved the consent agenda, including agenda, prior minutes, ..... 
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Wauneta Back

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Wauneta Back Funeral services for Wauneta Back were held 11 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, Minn. with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial took place in Bloomfield Cemetery. Visitation was held 3 p.m. - 6 ..... 
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Liquor license ordinance to change in Ostrander

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander All

Todd Kruegel, of Kruegel’s Gas Service in Spring Valley, visited the Ostrander Council at their September meeting to discuss contracted gas prices. The city had ‘ran out’ of propane fuel in March of this year and had to purchase another 1,000 ..... 
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Ostrander welcomes county commissioner candidate

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Harry Root, an upcoming candidate for Fillmore County Commissioner, was the only visitor at the Ostrander City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 5. Root introduced himself to the council and explained what he felt his role as Commissioner would be ..... 
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Arlynn Blaine Bestor

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Arlynn Blaine Bestor, age 88, of Ostrander, Minn., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. Arlynn was born July 12, 1926, in Greenleafton, Minn., the son of Ernest and Pearl (Dornink) Bestor. He served with the US Navy during WWII in both the ..... 
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