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‘Every old baseball has a story’

Local artist and entreprenuer, Nathan Rueckert

Artist and Founder of The Baseball Seams Co., Nathan Rueckert, can be described as a true, modern-day entrepreneur. From depictions of the American Flag to tie clips and cuff links, Rueckert’s work is as unique as it is striking. His pieces are entirely made up of old, tattered baseballs and work to breathe new life […]

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Catch Up with Nathan

Q&A with Artist and Founder of The Baseball Seams Co.

Q: Waking up can be hard to do. What motivates you to get up and out of bed in the morning? A: I can definitely relate to this since I’m more of a night owl than a morning person! But with that said, it’s much easier for me to get out of bed in the […]

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The Uncertain Future of the "Stretch IRA"

Under current law, when an heir inherits a Roth IRA or an IRA from someone who has not yet begun receiving minimum distributions, he or she must make a choice. The money must be distributed either within five years or over the heir’s lifetime. For lifelong distributions, the heir will need to withdraw a minimum […]

First On The Farm

Quarterly Ag Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter At First National Bank, we pride ourselves on remaining deeply rooted in Agriculture for more than 130 years. Our comprehensive team truly understands the importance of “keeping it in the family” and planning for future generations, as every one of them has personal experience on the farm. “Across all lines of business, the […]

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“You’ve Won!” Scams

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We have all been told something similar to this and thought for a split second, “Could it be?”. Whether it’s on a card, over the phone, or in an email, what’s the best thing to do? “You’ve Won!” Click the button to read about how you can protect yourself from “You’ve Won!” scams and other […]

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Debt After Death

Dear Trust Officer: “What happens to my debts when I die?” —Still Paying The Mortgage Dear Still: According to a recent study by Experion, some 73% of consumers have debts when they die, including mortgage debt. 68% have credit card debt; 37% have mortgage debt; 25% have car loans; 12% have personal loans; and 6% […]

Loads of Love

LSS Independent Living Services

At First National Bank, we are always looking for new ways to get involved in our communities. When the opportunity came around to support another United Way agency, we knew it was something we wanted to be a part of. During the month of June, we’re partnering with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) and Life 96.5 […]


Laying the Foundation

Teaching our Children to Make Mindful, Financial Decisions

Learning to manage money early on is one of the smartest things a parent can teach their child. Children as young as 3 years old are able to understand the basics behind saving and spending, according to Forbes. With that in mind, it’s easy to find financial lessons in everyday activities, such as counting change […]

To All the Nose-Wipers, Knee-Kissers, and Hug-Givers

Happy Mother's Day!

You’re the housekeeper and chauffeur, their confidant and teacher, the “mean mom” and the “cool mom”… most days all before noon. Being a mom can test your limits and make you rely heavily on your energy reserves, but it can also flood your heart with a level of love you didn’t know existed. Stephanie Gongopoulos, […]

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IRS Imposter Scams

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Have you ever received a call from someone claiming they’re from the IRS? IRS Imposters Click the button to read about how you can protect yourself from IRS Imposter scams and other helpful fraud prevention tips from the Federal Trade Commission. And, as always, if you have questions or concerns, contact your personal banker or […]