Bankers in the News
Kristi Fritson, South Central State Bank | Franklin, celebrated 30 years with the bank. She is a vice president.
Eric Gawrych, Five Points Bank of Hastings | Hastings, was awarded Hastings Young Professionals "30 Under 30-ish" award for his dedication, hard work and impact to the Hastings community. (pictured)
Banks in the News
FirstBank of Nebraska and Western National Bank | Syracuse, sponsored complimentary gift bags and hats for around 150 children aged 10 and under during the Pony Cycle races at the Otoe County Fair.
Five Points Bank | Grand Island, is sponsoring a paint-by-number mural at the Nebraska State Fair. Fairgoers have the chance to contribute to a unique project to help "flavor" the fair and participate in this year's theme: "Whatever Your Flavor." (pictured)
Platte Valley Bank | Bridgeport, donated $10,000 to Bridgeport Public Schools to help fund building a new playground for the pre-school program students.
Platte Valley Bank | Gering, is sponsoring the construction of a new greenhouse at Gering High School. The project is expected to begin this fall.
Union Bank & Trust Co. | Pawnee City, received the September Business of the Month award from the Pawnee City Chamber of Commerce.
Bankers on the Move
Shannon Stuchlik, Midwest Bank | Pierce, will retire on Aug. 31 after 44 years with the bank. He began his career as a loan officer and ended as a vice president. The bank held an open house on Aug. to celebrate.
Larry Hamm (age 76) | Pratt, KS, passed away on Aug. 16. He worked in the banking industry from 1973 until his retirement in 2017; his career took him to Kansas, North Dakota, Missouri and finally to Butte State Bank in Butte and Spencer, where he finished his career. After retiring, he continued to serve on Butte State Bank's board of directors for five more years.
Kathleen Klein (age 72) | Scottsbluff, passed away recently. She worked as a teller and later as a personal banker at First State Bank, now Riverstone Bank, in Scottsbluff. (pictured)