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April 2016 - Cleanup Day!

Robins...flowering trees...daffodils... and the one sure sign of spring, FSB employees cleaning up a stretch of the Beaman Blacktop!  Employees received a big assist in their efforts from a little helper: 

Susan's son Jayden was right down in the ditches picking up trash!

Jayden, and all the staff who walked the blacktop, would agree that you can help too:  don't litter!  Let's keep our rural areas clean!



January 2016 - Marshalltown Chamburr Scurry - Flurry Feed


Farmers Savings Bank hosted a hot breakfast at the 3rd Annual Flurry Feed at the Marshalltown Chamburr Scurry.  100 runners enjoyed the brisk January temperatures and welcomed a hot breakfast served by Marshalltown staff and some family members.



    Michael Holubar Retires                                

Michael Holubar retired in January after over 16 years with Farmers Savings Bank.  Mike was a Vice President with the bank and was often seen at community events, proudly wearing the FSB blue!  A retirement celebration brought in many of Mike's friends, business associates, and customers and gave all an opportunity to wish Mike well.  A "mild roast" at the employee Christmas party continued the celebration.  The staff at FSB will miss Mike, but Mike will not miss the Iowa winters... Happy Retirement, Michael!



Oktemberfest Parade

FALL IN LOVE WITH FSB!  was the slogan selected for our fall-theme parade entry in the September Oktemberfest parade in Marshalltown.  These bankers look like they were having fun as they prepared to distribute caramel crèmes and caramel apple suckers along the parade route. 


  Chamber Golf Outing

A beautiful August summer day in central Iowa... what could be better than to spend the afternoon on the golf course with fellow Chamber members and their guests?!    Tom, Norm, Rod and Cindy represented Farmers Savings Bank at this year's annual event.                                                             



Central Iowa Fair

Farmers Savings Bank staff enjoys serving breakfast each year on the last Saturday of the Central Iowa Fair.  This year's menu included biscuits & gravy along with sausage, served with milk, orange juice, and coffee.  Over 175 hungry fair participants were served on a warm July Saturday morning!  Pictured are Mike, Cindy, Suzanne, Nancy, Cathy, and Rod.




Black Dirt Days June 2015


Let Freedom Ring! was the theme of the 2015 Black Dirt Days parade in Conrad.  Farmers Savings Bank celebrated the theme in style and enjoyed the morning and being part of the community. 


Can Do 2015

 FSB once again proved that they CAN DO by participating in the Can Do Food Drive at the Marshalltown Mall.  Norm Bach led the group, putting together a can sculpture of Sponge Bob that used 574 cans total: 344 cans of pasta rings, 24 cans of corn, 63 cans of potatoes, 40 cans of black beans, 92 cans of pinto beans, 11 cans of diced tomatoes.  The canned goods were all donated to the Food Box. Employee contributions supplemented the bank donation, and employees who participated enjoyed wearing jeans to work for a day!

Ditch Cleanup - April 2015

It must be spring....because FSB employees were out in force in attractive highlighter-yellow vests, carrying orange garbage bags, making a stretch of the Beaman Blacktop litter-free!  Pictured below are Susan Beichley and Rod Jansen.



January 2015 - Norm Bach Designated Senior Vice President

Norman L. Bach has been designated a Senior Vice President & Trust Officer with Farmers Savings Bank, according to Tom Campbell, Farmers Savings Bank President & CEO.  Norm serves as the bank’s trust officer after starting the department 11 years ago and is also the personal banking manager, involved with funds and rate management and a member of the information technology department, with responsibility for the bank’s business continuity plan.  He has been a Marshalltown banker for over 25 years. 

Norm is active in the Marshalltown community, currently serving as a President/board member of the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown, member of City Investment Advisory Committee and long-time Treasurer for the Marshalltown Kiwanis Club. 

He is a graduate of William Penn College and has attended the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School.  Tom commented that, “Norm’s years of community banking experience make him a good fit for the Farmers Savings Bank philosophy of providing hometown banking with personal service as our top priority.”

Holidays 2014

FSB employees adopted 2 families for the 2014 holiday season.  Employees shopped and purchased items for those on their list, donated used items, and purchased food boxes for the families.  Pictured below, all prepared for delivery are Cathy Underhill and Nancy Harris, and packing up and ready to go is Susan Beichley.


Oktemberfest - September 2014

The FSB 120th anniversary cake was honored as Best Commercial Float in the Marshalltown Oktemberfest parade!  Employees tossed out gold bubble bum "coins," tootsie rolls, and the highlight of the day - real gold dollars!! 

The employee group included those pictured above: Tiffany Madison, Nicole Upah, Niki Johnson, Rod Jansen, Mike Holubar, Cathy Underhill, Chelsey Wilson, and Jasmine Cripps.                 

Chamber Golf Outing - August 2014

Farmers Savings Bank was a t-box sponsor at the Chamber Golf Outing in August. 

Golfers Tom Campbell, Rod Jansen, Cindy Slingluff, and Chelsey Wilson made us proud as they finished 1st place in the 2nd flight.  Well done! 

Golfers were encouraged to “spin the wheel” for cash prizes with t-box hosts Norm Bach, Jasmine Cripps, Tabatha Goodrich, and Nancy Harris.  There were no losing places on the wheel, and golfers won gold $1 coins, $2 bills, and there were slots for $5, $10, & $20.  Why is that winning like that makes you feel like a million $$?!  The weather was beautiful after a rainy start to the day, and it was fun to get out of the office for some networking.


STUFF the BUS - July 2014

Do the math! 

United Way + House of Compassion + FSB = STUFF THE BUS

Farmers Savings Bank hosted a collection box for the Stuff the Bus collection that was a joint project of the House of Compassion and the Marshalltown United Way.  Employees proudly wore jeans to work on Friday August 1st in exchange for making a donation of supplies or cash and a large number of donations were made by bank customers. FSB employees were proud of helping to “Stuff the Bus” and are represented here by Tabatha Goodrich, Niki Johnson, and Nicole Upah.


American Cancer Society Relay for Life - June 2014

Farmers Savings Bank staff wore jeans to work on Friday June 27th in exchange for donating to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, held on Saturday June 28th.  Employees walked in the event and sold trail mix in exchange for a chance to Spin the FSB Wheel for prizes.  Trail mix is also available for sale in the Marshalltown office the week of 6/30 - hurry in before it's gone!  The bank will be donating the proceeds to the ACS.  Don't hit the trail without FSB!


Conrad Black Dirt Days Parade - June 2014

Farmers Savings Bank Celebrates 120 Years of
Safety, Security & Service -
Rod, Niki, Cathy, Marianne, Cindy, Tabatha, Nancy, Steph & Paul were joined by children of employees to hand out candy, gum in the shape of coins, and toot our horns and celebrate 120 years of banking in Beaman/Marshalltown!  The giant cake was designed & constructed by Tad Upah (Nicole, Marshalltown) and decorated by staff.  See below for construction pictures!
The giant 120th Anniversary/Birthday Cake was designed and constructed by Tad Upah, spouse of Nicole our Customer Service Supervisor.  The wood frame was covered by floral sheeting, stapled into place, and decorated with blue twist. 
Watch for the cake to make a reprisal appearance in Marshalltown's Oktemberfest parade this fall! 
We are proud to serve up heaping slices of customer service for the past 120 years ... and into the future!  




Glen Mann Joins the FSB Board - April 2014

Farmers Savings Bank President Thomas W. Campbell announced that Glen Mann has joined the Board of Farmers Savings Bank in Marshalltown.  “Glen is a lifetime multi-generation farmer and a familiar name in the Ag business community; Farmers Savings Bank has been in business for 120 years and is known as a strong member of the local Ag banking community.  As agriculture has changed over the years, so has banking and Glen will be a great partner in helping us move our bank forward as we begin our next 120 years.”

In addition to his responsibilities on the Farmers Savings Bank Board, Glen is an active member of the Marshalltown Bobcat Boosters, and volunteers as a coach for football and baseball youth programs.  He has served on the Marshall County Pork Producers Board for 10 years, and served a 2-year term on the Iowa Pork Board.  He is a past member of the Marshalltown Little League Board and he and his family spent many hours taking care of the buildings and grounds. 

Glen is married to Teri (Zink) Mann, a lifetime resident of Marshall County who is also an active volunteer in the community.  They have two sons; Allen, who resides in Marshalltown and works for MHS, and Bennett, who is a student at MCC working toward a degree in agriculture.

Campbell commented, “Through Glen’s community service, his agricultural business experience in the bank’s market area, and his personal values of customer service, he exemplifies the Farmers Savings Bank mission of exceeding client expectations and serving the needs of our communities.  We welcome him to our team.”


Can Do

Marshalltown employees helped 'Can Hunger' with participation in the Marshall Town Center Can Sculpture event.  Under the direction of Chief Designer Norm Bach, employees built a Minion made of 70 cans of black beans and 490 cans of pasta.  Employees donated money to purchase the cans, and the bank matched employee donations.  The event raised a donation of 14,000 cans of food that were donated to the Marshall County Emergency Food Box.  Together, we CAN DO!

Chief Designer Norm with his "minions,"
Nicole, Steph, Tabatha & Mike