40 Years of Banking Excellence, CCSB Bids Ogbourne a Fond Farewell

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When you think of career longevity, especially in these days of remote working, low unemployment, and ever-evolving workforces, you rarely hear of decades-long tenures.  Clarke County State Bank, on the other hand, may just have the secret to the longevity formula. With a number of CCSB staff

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Be on the Lookout. ‘Tis The Season for Criminal Currency

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The city of Osceola benefits greatly from being positioned at the junction of I35, Highway 34 and a bustling commuter and industrial railway. It allows exposure to travelers stopping by for gas, a bite to eat or to take advantage of any of the great Osceola amenities.

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CCSB Supports “Leader In Me” Program for Clarke County’s Future

Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in “The Leader in Me” program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants

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Being A Community Bank Also Means Giving Back

The banking industry, while an integral part of any community, rarely gets recognized for the services they provide outside financial services. Through a memorial library book donation program, Clarke County State Bank, one of south-central Iowa’s longest standing financial institutions, has been giving back to their local

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Clarke County State Bank Pumps Over $75,000 Into the Local Holiday Economy

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The Clarke County State Bank 2017 Christmas Club fund, distributed in November, paid out over $75,000 across participants in the program. This not only computes to big seasonal savings for those in the program, but it also means tens of thousands of dollars that will be funneled

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Osceola’s Melissa Snell Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

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Melissa Snell of Osceola received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held September 25 in Pleasant Hill. Melissa Snell, an employee of Clarke County State Bank, was honored with a 10 year individual length of

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CCSB’s Nicole Jacobson Achieves Certificate From Iowa School of Banking

Nicole Jacobson Clarke County State Bank

Nicole Jacobson of Clarke County State Bank in Osceola successfully completed training and certification courses for the 2017 Iowa School of Banking held June 4-9, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville. The one-week, two-year school, offered by the Iowa Bankers Association, provides a challenging, educational experience

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Bank Scholarships Fund Siblings’ Education

As their last child graduates from high school this year, the Ehrhardts can be proud of their family’s hard work and their children’s academic success. (Click the images above to view slide show) All three of Jeff and Lori Ehrhardt’s children—Jason, Kelli and most recently, Taylor—won Clarke

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Clarke Schools and Clarke County State Bank Invest in Student Achievement

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In 2012, Clarke Elementary School adopted a school-wide leadership development initiative for students and staff members. The initiative, called The Leader in Me, is based on the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. It uses the 7 Habits process as a foundational

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CCSB’S VICKY HALVORSEN RECOGNIZED BY IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY

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The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) recognized the top lenders throughout Iowa for their efforts in advancing affordable homeownership through the Iowa Finance Authority’s programs in calendar year 2015. Vicky Halvorsen, Vice President / Real Estate Banking for Clarke County State Bank, was awarded the Iowa House Hunt

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IFA $5,000 Prize Handed To Osceola’s Amanda Blair

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Vicky Halvorsen, Real Estate Lender at Clarke County State Bank recently had the pleasure of participating in the presentation of a $5000 prize to Amanda Blair.  Amanda recently purchased a home in Ames and with Vicky’s assistance she participated in the Iowa Finance Authority program for first

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