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June Hometown Happenings

AS YOUR HOMETOWN BANK, WE WANT TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ALL THAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR GREAT COMMUNITIES!

6/1: SSR - Last day of school

6/1: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/1: Bingo Fundraiser at the American Legion in Little Falls, 6:30pm-9pm

6/1: Great River Arts Open Mic Night, 7pm-9pm 

6/2: Bowlus City Wide Garage Sale 

6/2: Royalton Last day of school

6/2: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/3: Little Falls Mississippi Market at Sprout Bldg Door 8, 9am-1pm - For more information contact 320-420-1045

6/3: Bowlus City Wide Garage Sale

6/3: Linden Hill Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser 8am-12p

6/3: Lindbergh Historic Site Families on the WWI Home Front Tour, 10am-4pm  

6/3: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/4: Shepherd of the Pines Church Vacation Bible Study, 6:30pm-8:45pm

6/4: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/4: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site Dollar Day, 12pm-5pm 

6/5: Shepherd of the Pines Church Vacation Bible Study, 6:30pm-8:45pm

6/5: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/6: Shepherd of the Pines Church Vacation Bible Study, 6:30pm-8:45pm

6/6: Linden Hill Cooking Class and Evening in Tuscany, 5:30-8pm  

6/6: Pine Grove Zoo Animal Enrichment Presentation, 11:30am-12:30pm

6/7: Shepherd of the Pines Church Vacation Bible Study, 6:30pm-8:45pm

6/7: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/8: Shepherd of the Pines Church Vacation Bible Study, 6:30pm-8:45pm

6/8: Bingo Fundraiser at the American Legion in Little Falls, 6:30pm-9pm

6/8: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/9: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/9: Grand Opening of Bill's Superette,  11am - 7pm 

6/10: Grand Opening of Bill's Superette, 10am-6pm 

6/10: Art in the Park at Royalton Memorial Park, 10am-3pm - for more information call Carol Cassman at 320-414-0203

6/10: Little Falls Mississippi Market at Sprout Bldg Door 8, 9am-1pm - For more information contact 320-420-1045

6/10: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/10: Breakfast on the Farm at Roerview Dairy Farm, 7:30am-11:30am - For more information please call Kenneth Fellbaum 320-630-8601 

6/10: Little Falls Golf Extravaganza Tournament, 12:30pm-7pm - For more information please contact Little Falls Country Club 320-616-5520

6/11: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/12: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/12: 16th Annual Benefit Gold Tournament - For more information contact Habitat for Humanity 320-616-2084 Tom Scherling, Century 21 320-632-2381 

6/13: Pine Grove Zoo Animal Enrichment Presentation, 11:30am-12:30pm

6/14: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/15: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/15: Bingo Fundraiser at the American Legion in Little Falls, 6:30pm-9pm

6/15: Alice's Attic Hawaiian Luau

6/16: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/16: Alice's Attic Hawaiian Luau

6/16: Dam Festival at Maple Island Park - For more information contact Becky McClain 320-360-5263 

6/16: Great River Arts 14 Friday's Series - Big Sweet Life

6/17: Alice's Attic Hawaiian Luau

6/17: Little Falls Mississippi Market at Sprout Bldg Door 8, 9am-1pm - For more information contact 320-420-1045

6/17: Dam Festival at Maple Island Park - For more information contact Becky McClain 320-360-5263 

6/17: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/17: River Rat 5K Run/Walk

6/18: Happy Father's Day!

6/18: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/19: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/20: Pine Grove Zoo Animal Enrichment Presentation, 11:30am-12:30pm

6/21: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/22: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/22: Bingo Fundraiser at the American Legion in Little Falls, 6:30pm-9pm

6/22: An Evening in Black & White Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser, 5:30pm-10pm

6/23: Golf FORE Cancer - for Hospice at Eagles Landing - For more information contact Connie Hoheisel at 320-630-0698

6/24: Little Falls Mississippi Market at Sprout Bldg Door 8,9am-1pm - For more information contact 320-420-1045

6/24: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

6/24: 6th Annual Michael "Lody" Lodermeier Memorial Softball Tournament, 9am-6pm 

6/25: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/26: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/27: Pine Grove Zoo Animal Enrichment Presentation, 11:30am-12:30pm

6/28: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P.

6/28: Great River Arts Rock the Park

6/29: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters

6/29: Bingo Fundraiser at the American Legion in Little Falls, 6:30pm-9pm

6/30: Pine Grove Zoo Training Demonstration

 



5 Simple Tips to Save Money While in College

5 Simple Tips to Save Money While in College

1. Set up automatic transfers - Meaning, every pay day set up for "x" amount of dollars to be transferred into your savings account

2. Budget your money by using a tool like this easy to use Student Budget Calculator

3. Choose the right credit card and use it responsibly - We can help you find the right credit card, just stop in to chat with us!

4. Be mindful about taking out students loans - Meaning, take the time and choose the right loan

5. Understand wants versus needs - Ask yourself important questions before spending money, such as, "Do I really need to go out to eat every night?"

 



Donation to St. Francis Music Center

Giving Back to our Local Communities

We are always looking for ways to help our local communities and recently we had the pleasure of making a donation to our local St. Francis Music Center!

 



May Hometown Happenings

AS YOUR HOMETOWN BANK, WE WANT TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ALL THAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR GREAT COMMUNITIES!

5/4: Great River Arts Open Mic Night, 7pm-9pm

5/6: Great River Arts Petite Picasso Clay: Coiled Snakes, 10:30am-11:30am

5/6: Great River Arts Mini Monet Clay: Dragon Hatchlings, 12pm-1:30pm

5/6: Greater Minnesota 2 Cylinder Annual Field Day & Swap Meet

5/6: 5th annual Dam Walk (all proceeds go to the Epileptic Foundation), 1pm - For more information contact Ranee 584-8263

5/7: Greater Minnesota 2 Cylinder Annual Field Day & Swap Meet

5/10: Great River Arts: Window Necklace, 6:30pm-8:30pm

5/11: Linden Hill - Lemonade Concert on the Hill, 4:30pm-7:30pm

5/13: Great River Arts Free Art 2nd Saturday: Comic Books, 11am-12:30pm

5/13: Full Moon Party at the Shoppes of Little Falls, 10am-6pm - For more information call 320-639-0155 

5/14: Linden Hill Mothers Day Brunch on the Hill, 11am-1pm 

5/18: Linden Hill - Cooking Class and Evening in Tuscany, 5:30pm-8pm 

5/19: Great River Arts: Dreams of Summer, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

5/19: Pine Grove Zoo Harry Potter Night, 6pm-8pm  

5/19: Rice Area Chamber of Commerce citywide clean up from 9am-3pm - Contact Cassie at 320-632-5425 for more information. 

5/20: Lindbergh Historic Site 90th anniversary celebration of the trans Atlantic flight

5/20: Rock 'n Run 2017, 8:30am-12pm

5/21: Lindbergh Historic Site 90th anniversary celebration of the trans Atlantic flight

5/23: Linden Hill - Cooking Class and Evening in Tuscany, 5:30pm-8pm 

5/24: Rice Area Chamber of Commerce social hour at the American Legion, 4:30pm-6:30pm - Contact Cassie at 320-632-5425 for more information

5/25: Little Fall Senior Center Silent Auction & Bake Sale - For more information contact 320-632-8009

5/26: Morrison County Animal Humane Society - Fur Ball, 7pm-11:55pm -  For tickets, to donate or for more information please call 320-632-0703 

5/26: Royalton Graduation

5/28: Little Falls Graduation

5/29: Pine Grove Zoo - Critter Encounters 

5/30: Pine Grove Zoo Animal Enrichment Presentation

5/30: Memorial day - No School for Royalton, Little Falls, and Sauk Rapids-Rice

5/30: SSR Graduation 

5/31: Pine Grove Zoo C.H.O.M.P. 



Giving Back to Our Communities

Giving Back to Our Communities - Donation to the boys & Girls Clubs of America

 



Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation - Showing Our Local Teachers We Care with Sweet Treats!



APRIL HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS

AS YOUR HOMETOWN BANK, WE WANT TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ALL THAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR GREAT COMMUNITIES!

4/1: Pasta Bar Fundraiser at St. Francis Convent, 4:30pm-7pm

4/1: Great River Arts Theater "Over the Buffalo"

4/1: Great River Arts Petite Picassp Clay: Flying Birds

4/1: Great River Arts Mini Monet Clay: Peacock Tea Light

4/1: Spring is in the air, Vendor - Craft Show at Royalton American Legion, 10am-3pm

4/7: Great River Arts Theater "Over the Buffalo"

4/8: Great River Arts Theater "Over the Buffalo"

4/8: Great River Arts Free Art 2nd Saturday: Stacked Birds, 11am-12:30pm

4/8: Great River Arts: Ukrainian Egg Dying with Rubinski Works, 12pm-2:30pm

4/8: "Seeds of Kindness" Luncheon at St. Francis Hall, 9:30am-12pm

4/8: RHS Spring Carnival, 9am-12pm 

4/11: Great River Arts Runway Ready Teen Fashion Workshop, 4pm-6pm 

4/12: Great River Arts: Charmed Earrings, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

4/14: LFMS & LFHS No School

4/14: Royalton No School 

4/14: SRR No School 

4/15: Great River Arts Mini Fashion Trashion Workshop, 12:30pm-2pm 

4/15: Great River Arts: Full of Hope, 6:30pm-8:30pm

4/15: LF No School

4/18: TAX DAY!

4/18: Great River Arts Runway Ready Teen Fashion Workshop, 4pm-6pm

4/19: Great River Arts: Art Bar 39 Full of Hope, 6:30pm-8:30pm

4/21: Minnesota Fishing Museum - Fishing with the Pros at Falls Ballroom, 5pm-10pm  - For more information call Minnesota Fish Museum (320)616-2011

4/22: Earth Day - Get out and help clean up your community!

4/23: Happy Teaching Kids to Save Day

4/24: LF HS/MS Conferences 

4/25: Great River Arts Kids, Camera, Action!! Lego Lesson, 4pm-6pm

4/27: Bethel Lutheran Church Pasty Dinner, 5pm-7pm - For more info call 320-632-2316 

4/28: Arbor Day - Don't forget to brighten up our community by planting a tree



Chad Van Beck - New Senior Lender

We are proud to announce that Chad Van Beck has joined the bank as a Senior Lender specializing in Ag and Commercial Credit at our Rice branch. His first day with the bank was April 6, 2017. 

Rob Ronning, President of Pine Country Bank feels that Van Beck is a great addition to Pine Country Bank’s Commercial Lending team, stating "With Chad’s rich experience in lending and knowledge of our communities and local industries, I know our customers will be in good hands. He believes in local banking as much as we do so he’s a great fit for Pine Country Bank." 

Van Beck has 24 years of financial experience in the area. He started as an intern and held several positions including Senior Lender and Business Lending Manager overseeing a team of Lenders. 

He enjoys lending because he gets to interact with people and be a part of their success. He has a degree in Finance from St. Cloud State University. Van Beck says, "I like the way Pine Country Bank does business and helps people, it’s that hometown bank feel that I was attracted to. They stay focused on our local communities and that’s the type of organization I want to be with." 

Van Beck grew up in Greenwald, just south of Melrose, and currently, lives on Big Birch Lake with his wife and four kids. He sits on the Stearns County Dairy Advisory Committee, Central Minnesota Dairy Profit Team Executive Board and Millwood Township Board. 

He enjoys hunting, fishing, water sports, sporting events and spending time with his family. 

Contact Chad today by emailing him at chadv@pinecountrybank.com or by calling: (320) 393-4200 



Diane Korver - April Employee of the Month

 Diane Korver is April ‘Employee of the Month'

Treating customers with kindness, respect and doing all she can to help them comes naturally to Diane Korver. She works as a receptionist at Pine Country Bank in Little Falls.

That is why she is so surprised to be chosen as the “Employee of the Month” for April by the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s a very humbling experience. I guess when you love something as much as I do to help customers, it’s so easy to do,” she said.

It is something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Rob Ronning, president of Pine Country Bank.

“Diane understands what customer service is and is always willing to give 100 percent to help out our customers,” Ronning said.

Receptionist Diane Korver, greets her customers, like John Faust, with a smile and is always ready to help them with their needs.

Read More About Diane Korver

 



Community Banking Month

The month of April marks the celebration of Community Banking Month. On behalf of Pine Country Bank, I want to thank the Little Falls community for trusting us to meet your everyday banking needs. It is a privilege to provide personalized services for our customers and do it responsibly.

I want to take this opportunity to recognize Pine Country Bank employees as well as all the other dedicated professionals who work in independent, locally owned banks across our state. Together, we strive to not only serve our customers but also reinvest in our local communities. That makes me proud to say I’m a community banker.

Community banks are the “model citizens” of the financial services industry and have been a focal point for progress by providing the financial backbone that towns and cities need to ensure growth.

At Pine Country Bank, our business model is based on relationships with our customers and community—that’s why we are “Your hometown bank.” If you want to be treated as more than an account number, I encourage you to visit one of our branches and learn what community banking truly means. What better time to do so than Community Banking Month.

Sincerely,

Rob Ronning

President Pine Country Bank