Waupaca, Manitowoc banks merge in Wisconsin

Bank First National, Manitowoc, Wis., has received regulatory approval to merge the $176 million First National Bank of Waupaca, Wis., into its organization.

Mike Molepske, president and CEO of the $1.3 billion Bank First National, said the approval’s timing couldn’t be better. “The transition teams have been working diligently,” Molepske said. [Continue]

ICBM Chair finds similarities between banking, radio

Scott Wakefield, president of First Minnesota Bank, Mayer, Minn., became chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota at the group’s 55th annual convention Aug. 9-12 at the JW Marriott Hotel next to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. [Continue]

Bank Midwest supports healthcare foundation

Spirit Lake, Iowa-based Bank Midwest donated $10,000 to the Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation to help bring vital state-of-the-art screening equipment to residents of the Iowa Great Lakes area. [Continue]

Winona, Minn., bank “swipes” out hunger

Merchants Bank, Winona, Minn., will be donating five cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, up to a total of $10,000, to area food shelves during “Swipe Out Hunger,” the bank’s fifth annual Facebook Giveaway. [Continue]

Minnesota banks sponsors film screening

Cattail Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Harvest Bank, Atwater, Minn., and Citizens State Bank of Waverly, Minn., sponsored a private screening of the movie “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” at the Aug. 10-12 annual convention of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota. The showing took place on Aug. 11. [Continue]