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Iowa Bankers Association Helps Repair Historic Bank Building at Living History Farms

JOHNSTON, IA (Aug. 20, 2014) - On August 19, the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) Marketing Committee, representing banks from across the state of Iowa, presented a $2,000 check to Living History Farms to help with repairs and maintenance of a historical bank building, Walnut Hill Bank. Walnut Hill Bank has been a landmark in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill since the Farms' founding in 1970.

"We are excited to take part in the preservation of Living History Farms - and to help support the work they do to share Iowa's significant agricultural and rural history. Iowa banks also have a long history serving the same agricultural and rural communities that Living History Farms so well represents," said Lori Ristau, vice president of marketing and communications for the Iowa Banker Association.

Living History Farms represents 300 years of history, exhibiting the significance of agriculture in the development of America. The attraction educates Iowans through interactive models of historical and modern farming with the overarching goal of helping the community understand Iowa values. Those values of honesty, hard work and community service match Iowa banks' own values and made Living History Farms a natural organization to support.

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About the Iowa Bankers Association
The Iowa Bankers Association represents 345 Iowa banks and savings institutions. Iowa bankers are committed to the values of honesty, hard work and community service, and have been a trusted resource for Iowans for more than 100 years. Iowa banks offer FDIC insurance and lend more than $45.7 billion to help individuals, business owners and agriculture. More than 14,000 Iowans work at an Iowa bank, and Iowa banks donate more than $28 million and 800,000 volunteer hours to support local communities each year. To learn more, visit


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Picutred left to right are (front row) Crystal Doering (Iowa Falls State Bank, Iowa Falls), Jillian Byers (Mount Vernon Bank & Trust Company, Mount Vernon), Terri Vetter (Carroll County State Bank, Carroll), Holly Albrecht (City State Bank, Norwalk), (back row) Kelsey Stupfell (TS Bank, Treynor), Berna Tucker (Heartland Bank, Gowrie), Molly Watson (Clear Lake Bank & Trust, Clear Lake), Karla Rendall (First American Bank, Clive), Lisa Irlbeck (Carroll County State Bank, Carroll), Lori Ristau (Iowa Bankers Association, Johnston), Ruth Haus (Living History Farms, Urbandale), Tony Dickinson (Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines), Mike McGill (WCF Financial Bank, Independence) and Diane White (State Bank & Trust Co., Nevada).



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