First Central State Bank will host several shred events during the month of April. This on-site shred service for secure documents is provided for free and is open to everyone. Attendees are asked not to bring more than five boxes of documents to be shredded. Anything over that amount will be shredded at the discretion of organizers. The shred events will be held April 23 and April 30 in First Central’s eastern Iowa footprint. All events will be held at First Central State Bank locations. On April
A community tradition will continue once again this year in DeWitt. First Central State Bank and Encova Insurance will partner to present this year’s annual Community Easter Egg hunt in DeWitt. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Central DeWitt Community MS/HS outdoor sports complex. The hunt will be separated into age divisions, with groups featuring 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; and 7 through 9. This year will look a little different than in years past. Volunteers will
First Central State Bank is pledging $50,000 to the DeWitt Referral Center. The donation is directed toward the referral center’s building campaign, an effort that will construct a new facility for the non-profit. The investment continues an ongoing effort by First Central State Bank to support the community and provide necessary assistance to those who need it, Brigham Tubbs, First Central State Bank CEO and president, said. “Helping others is at the core of First Central’s mission,” Tubbs said.
Alan “Al” Tubbs is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America. “It’s remarkable to have my past work in the agriculture and financial industries recognized,” said Tubbs. “Agriculture is where I’ve grown up and the largest segment of our rural economies. Our bank has always done all we can to support the viability and profitability of
Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. financial institutions ranked in the American Bankers Association’s top 100 list for farm lenders by dollar volume. The institutions – First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bank & Trust – ranked 90th in the country for agriculture lending by dollar volume in the second quarter of 2020. Ohnward’s roots were built through helping the eastern Iowa and western Illinois agricultural community, Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. President Abram Tubbs said. “Helping farmers and
DeWitt Bank & Trust Co. supports the honor roll program at Central DeWitt High School and Middle School and St. Joseph’s School. Supporting the students and their future by donating $1 each quarter for every student who makes the honor roll. The money donated is used to enrich academic programs and schools. This year DeWitt Bank donated $2,404 for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Giving $1,564 to Central DeWitt High School, $716 to Central DeWitt Middle School, and $124 to St. Joseph’s School. DeWitt
First Central State Bank is pledging $250,000 to the DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation. The money will be used to support the capital campaign to construct a WellSpire assisted living community that will replace the aging Westwing Place. This investment by First Central is part of long tradition of supporting community projects and economic development. Brigham Tubbs, First Central State Bank CEO and president, said the new development, called Fieldstone of DeWitt, will enhance the area’s ability
First Central State Bank is donating a total of $5,500 to local school districts this fall to help offset extra costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those receiving monetary contributions include Central DeWitt, Clinton, Northeast, North Scott and Pleasant Valley school districts, and St. Joseph and Prince of Peace Catholic Schools. “This is an unprecedented year for area school districts,” First Central State Bank CEO and President Brigham Tubbs said, “so this is a way our bank can assist our schools,
An economic summit this month will feature a long-time Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago official. William A. Strauss will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Ohnward Bancshares and Ohnward Financial Advisor Services Economic Summit. The event will be held March 30 at Tycoga Vineyard & Winery in DeWitt. The event will start at 5 p.m. with a social hour and complementary meal. Strauss, a senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will
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