First State Bank Acquires Farmers and Merchants Bank 

First State Bank announced today that they will expand into Axtell, Nebraska, through an acquisition of Farmers and Merchants Bank, pending regulatory approval. 

First State Bank, with locations in Loomis, Alma, and Bertrand, Nebraska, has long been interested in establishing a location in the Axtell area. 

With over 130 years of service to the local area, the bank is excited to provide additional convenience for its customers and support for the broader community. 

see September 21 Courier for full story