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First Security Bank Announces Katcher Retirement

After 43 years in banking, Vicky Katcher will retire on Monday, July 6th.

Vicky, who has lived near Marble Rock her entire life, graduated from RRMR High School in 1974. One week later, she started working at Robert’s Clothes of Charm in Charles City, where she sold women’s clothing and Estée Lauder. The job was exciting as, at age 18, Vicky had the opportunity to travel for educational seminars about makeup and retail.

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First Security Announces Ward Retirement

After nearly 28 years in banking, Sherri Ward will retire on Wednesday, July 1st.

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First Security Bank Announces Sisson Retirement

After 30 years in banking, Jeff Sisson is set to retire on June 12th, 2020.

Sisson was raised in Charles City and graduated from Charles City High School. As he grew, so did his love for his community. 

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First Security Announces Marzen Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Brittany Marzen to Branch Manager.

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First Security Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Stephen Spears has joined First Security as Chief Financial Officer.

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First Security's Cindy Ohlerking Retiring after 20 Years of Service

Cindy Ohlerking, Trust Administrative Assistant, is set to retire on May 14th after a 20 year career with First Security.

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Mike Farrell, Chief Operating Officer, Retiring

After a 44-year banking career, E. Michael Farrell, Chief Operating Officer at First Security, is retiring.

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COVID-19 Update: Getting Started with the Paycheck Protection Program

While there are many new initiatives being unveiled as part of the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the provisions causing the most questions among business owners is the Paycheck Protection Program. 

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COVID-19 Update: Avoiding Scammers and Spotting Tactics

People waiting for economic relief weren’t the only ones excited to see a coronavirus stimulus package pass quickly in Washington. Scammers are also eager to use the news as a way to separate you from your money. Scammers rely on raising our emotions to get us to turn over our information or funds - and the current climate of fear and anxiety due to the coronavirus is perfect for that. It always pays to be vigilant, and this is no different.

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COVID-19: Financial Resources

As the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, several new assistance programs are being announced at the federal, state, and local level. We will be updating this page as information is made available about these various programs. Please bookmark this page, as it will be updated regularly.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: LOBBIES CLOSED

First Security Bank & Trust announced the closure of all lobbies to the public on March 18th in response to COVID-19 containment efforts. Drive-up windows will remain open during regular hours at our Charles City and Hampton locations, and video banking is available from 7am – 7pm Monday through Friday, and 7am – 1pm Saturday at our locations in Charles City, Hampton, Manly, Nora Springs, Riceville, Rockford, Rockwell, and Thornton branches.

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COVID-19: Banking from a Social Distance

Things are changing quickly when it comes to Coronavirus response, and we decided to give you updates from our end through a series of videos and website updates. Please subscribe to our Facebook and YouTube channels if you haven’t already, so you can be the first to know.

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Coronvirus: The Steps We're Taking

We at First Security want to take a moment to let you know about the steps we’re taking to address the spread of the Coronavirus, and to help you learn more about the ways you can avoid unnecessary contact while still taking care of your banking needs.

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Strength of Local Banks is Reason for Calm During Period of Current Volatility

On Monday, March 9th we experienced a shutdown in stock market trading. The current worry among many traders is the Coronavirus.

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First Security Welcomes Patrick Tegtmeier

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Patrick Tegtmeier has joined First Security. He joins the bank as a Retail Advisor at the First Security office in Nora Springs. As a Retail Advisor, he will be responsible for a wide range of responsibilities. Primarily, he will handle a variety of customer transactions and questions.

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First Security Welcomes Sarah Miller

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Sarah Miller has joined the First Security team in Hampton.

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First Security Donates $10,000 to Riceville First Foundation

RICEVILLE, Iowa – First Security Bank & Trust recently donated $10,000 to the Riceville First Foundation, a fundraising organization supporting the Riceville Community School District.  The donation marks the completion of fundraising for the construction of a high-tech lighted sign on the Riceville school campus.

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First Security Honors Sheril Brodbeck

After a banking career spanning 56 years, Sheril Brodbeck plans to retire.

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First Security Welcomes Baylee Crow and Kyle Olson

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Baylee Crow and Kyle Olson have joined the First Security team in Charles City. Baylee joins First Security as a Service Center Specialist, and Kyle has filled the Head Teller position.

As a member of the Service Center team, Baylee will provide customers with a one-stop customer service experience. She will aid in many areas which include providing information about deposit and loan accounts, debit cards, online banking, and safety deposit box opening and access. She will also work on fraud situations and account reconciliation.

Baylee is originally from Sioux City, where she graduated from Sioux City’s East High School. She later attended Southeastern Community College in West Burlington before eventually ending up in Nashua to live closer to her significant other. She joins First Security with years of retail experience and customer service experience. Her most recent job involved phone verifications on behalf of nationwide lienholders and lenders to confirm adequate coverage for vehicles on loan.

In her free time, Baylee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, and playing video games. She aspires to be a better cook and spend more time outdoors as she learns more about the surrounding communities.

As Lead Teller, Kyle Olson will be involved in providing customer service and handling a wide range of customer transactions. He’ll also participate in the training of Tellers and serve as an ongoing resource for his coworkers.

Kyle grew up in Humboldt. He graduated from high school there before attending Iowa Central Community College for his AA degree. He then attended Buena Vista University where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in financial decision making.

While attending Buena Vista University, Kyle worked at Kwik Star in Osage. Prior to that, he worked at the Verizon Wireless store in Osage.

Outside of work, Kyle volunteers as a small group leader as well as a high school group leader at Prairie Lakes Church in Osage. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, caring for their pets, watching comic book movies and TV shows, as well as carpentry. During the summers, he joins his father in law in restoring and riding 1970s Honda motorcycles.

First Security Bank & Trust has locations across North Central Iowa and headquarters in Charles City. Member FDIC.

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First Security Welcomes Danielle Kuehne

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Danielle Kuehne has joined First Security. She joins the bank as a Retail Advisor at the Manly office. As a Retail Advisor, she will be responsible for a wide range of responsibilities. Primarily, she will handle day-to-day customer transactions and questions.

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Lessin Earns Certificate from Commercial Lending School

Jennifer Lessin, Credit Analyst at First Security Bank, has successfully completed the 2019 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School, held October 14-18 in Ankeny.

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First Security Announces Aarback Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Becky Aarback to Lead Retail Advisor.

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Important Update on First Security Marble Branch Closure

First Security would like to thank the Marble Rock community for its patience during the recent closure of the Marble Rock office of First Security Bank & Trust. First Security was forced to close this office on October 1st after heavy rains caused structural damage to portions of the building above the main entrance. Since then, employees have been working to determine what it would take to reopen this facility. The bank has had multiple inspections, including one just this week, and it has been concluded that, with some repairs, First Security will be able to safely reopen the Marble Rock facility by early December.

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First Security Announces Wegner Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Kris Wegner, Ag/Commercial Lender, to Assistant Vice President.

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First Security Contributes to Trailside Park Fundraising Efforts in Latimer

First Security recently donated $500 toward the fundraising efforts for updating Trailside Park, a park on the south side of Latimer.

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First Security Welcomes Carol Stika-O'Donnell

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Carol Stika-O’Donnell has joined the Nora Springs First Security office.

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Matt Bradley Earns Certificate from Graduate School of Banking

Matt Bradley, AVP/Marketing Manager with First Security, was awarded a certificate of completion on October 4 at the 2nd annual Sales and Marketing School presented by the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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First Security Announces Promotion of Demro and Elfers

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotion of Carly Demro and Carrie Elfers.

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First Security and ICBA Provide Tips for Safeguarding Sensitive Data

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, First Security and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) are reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to safeguard their sensitive data when making purchases online or via a smart device and what to do if they suspect their information has been compromised.

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY CHANGES THE MEANING OF BANK HOLIDAYS

Banks are closed on October 14th for Columbus Day, right?

In most cases, yes, but customers of First Security Bank and Trust know that the definition of “bank holiday” is changing. For several holidays, including Columbus Day, Presidents’ Day, Veterans Day, and Christmas Eve, First Security has offered extended service hours when other banks are closed. Columbus Day of this year, which falls on October 14th, is no exception. On this day, First Security will be open from 1pm – 7pm through the use of Video Banking!

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