• News for Community

    Friday, October 15, 2021
    Due to tremendous buyer demand for homes and limited inventory, home values have significantly increased. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, FHFA, the rate of appreciation in the MSA’s we serve increased over the past 5 years between 18.76% - 22.6%, as shown in the the chart below. Even more impressive is the increase in the prior 12 months which ranges from 5.99% in Iowa City to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    The Iowa Bankers Association recently honored a First Central State Bank team member for a distinguished 50-year career in banking.  Judy Farrell was honored at the annual Iowa Bankers Association convention. She joined 13 other inductees from around the state of Iowa in receiving the honor.  “I’ve really enjoyed banking my whole life,” said Farrell, who is stationed at First Central’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    The Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program provides grants that assist small- and mid-sized enterprises with the adoption and integration of smart technologies into existing operations in the state. Two types of grants are offered through this program: Manufacturing Innovation Equipment Grants- Up to $50,000 grants aimed at helping manufacturers increase productivity, efficiency and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, October 11, 2021
    MercyOne Clinton Medical Center internal medicine providers will move to a new location at the MercyOne Clinton Health Plaza, located adjacent to the hospital, on Monday, October 18, 2021. The providers who are moving include:Dorothy Anderson, ARNPAnis Ansari, MDMichael Mankarious, MDTamilselvi Periasamy, MDRachel Riedesel, ARNPKelly Sterk, ARNP The newly remodeled location offers a larger ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, October 07, 2021
    The magic of the MLB at Field of Dreams hasn’t left eastern Iowa. As part of MLB’s longstanding commitment to supporting the fight against cancer, an auction of memorabilia including game-worn apparel raised $215,000 for MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center. Auction items included the batting helmets and throwback jerseys worn by New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox players during the MLB at Field of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announced the 2021 inductees into the Timber Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame at the annual VIP Night prior to the opening of The Buddy Holly Story. The TLP Hall of Fame was established in 2008 and the first recipients were the TLP Founders. Since then, TLP has recognized former company members, staff, board members ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, October 01, 2021
    MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is offering a free program to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is called Prevent T2 and is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevent T2 is a proven program designed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The program begins Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Clinton Community College has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Iowa Top Workplaces.  This is the 10th consecutive time CCC has made the list.  The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Emergage, LLC.  The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will continue its fall offerings on September 30 with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline for a two-week run at the playhouse. One of the all-time legends of country music, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a tribute to Patsy’s spirit and a celebration of the music of her life.   Patsy Cline was born Virginia ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 17, 2021
    Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will host a Fall Festival featuring BrewFest on Saturday, September 25 from 12:00 (noon) to 6:00 pm.  The fest will include tastings of popular craft beers and wines, food, hay rides, and activities for the whole family.  BrewFest features the popular craft beers of Lena Brewery and other local ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, September 17, 2021
    MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is committed to the safety of our patients, visitors, colleagues, physicians and communities we serve. Visitor restrictions, determined by the number of active COVID-19 cases in the community and service counties, are updated as needed to help protect the safety of patients, colleagues and community. Effective September 20, 2021, patients are allowed one (1) visitor ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    First Central State Bank will continue its tradition this month of Grilling for Charity fundraisers.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at First Central State Bank’s Lincoln Way location. The proceeds collected from this fundraiser will benefit My Gear Outreach of Clinton County, an organization that supports foster families and foster children in Clinton County by ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, July 12, 2021
    When the pandemic struck in 2020, Josie Hartman began looking for jobs. With few options available, she moved to Clinton and eventually landed a position as a teller at First Central State Bank.  A year later, Hartman has been promoted to Lead Teller and Customer Service Representative at First Central State Bank’s Lincoln Way location. Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, First ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs has announced a promotion.  Laura Howard recently earned a promotion, moving her to Assistant Vice President. She is located at First Central State Bank’s Clinton – North Second Street location.  Howard, who has been with First Central State Bank since 2005, is the Branch Manager at the North Second Street location.  “Laura has been a great ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release