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Congratulations, Allison Van Wyngarden!

Today we celebrate Allison Van Wyngarden's 5 years of service at Marion County Bank. She works in our Loan Processing department and is always lending a helping hand around the bank to anyone who needs it. Congratulations Allison, we're so happy to have you at Marion County Bank!

Teach Children to Save Day

National Teach Children to Save Day is April 22. Below are some simple ways to engage your children and start the discussion about the importance of strong saving habits today!

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Congratulations, Leslie Miller!

Help us congratulate Leslie Miller on her retirement after a tremendous 29 year career in Ag Lending! She has been instrumental in supporting agriculture and youth service clubs like 4-H and FFA. We wish her the best in her retirement and sincerely thank her for her many contributions during her career!

Financial Literacy Month Tips

April is National Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate we've gathered some helpful financial wellness tips below to consider in your own personal financial journey. As always, if you have any questions contact us and we'll help you with any part of your financial journey. 

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National Ag Day 2021

Thank you to all of our local farmers today and every day! If you have any Agricultural banking questions or needs, we invite you to meet with one of our experienced Ag Loan Officers in our Pella or Knoxville office today. 

Traveling soon? Tell us!

Are you traveling soon? Do you have a Marion County Bank debit card? Don't forget to let us know so we can help keep your debit card safe from fraudulent activity. Simply complete the Debit Card Travel Form and get ready to enjoy your trip!

If you have a Marion County Bank credit card, please call the number on the back of the card to notify us of your travel plans.

Welcome, Kristi Bennett!

Please join us in welcoming Kristi Bennett to the Marion County Bank family! Kristi joins us as a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer in our Pella office and has several years of experience in mortgage loan processing and real estate. Kristi lives in Pella with her husband, Joel and two dogs. Kristi has two daughters, one who is married and one who is in college. During nicer weather, Kristi enjoys walking outside, taking vacations to warm climates and cheering on the Pella Dutch at sporting events. Be sure to say hello to Kristi next time you're in our Pella office. Welcome, Kristi!

Thank You!

We are so excited and humbled to be the winner of two fantastic Best of the Red Rock Area awards! Thank you to our customers and community members, we sincerely appreciate your confidence and trust in us and will continue to work for your financial success!

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Data Privacy Day 2021

January 28 is Data Privacy Day! This day is an international effort to provide online privacy education and increase date protection awareness. What can you do to make protecting your data?

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Congratulations, David Hoke!

Congratulations to David Hoke on 20 years of service! David has been in Marketing for his entire tenure and is well connected with the Knoxville community. If you bank at our Knoxville location, you've probably seen David's smiling face around the bank lending a helping hand wherever & whenever needed. Congratulations David, and thank you for all you do!

Welcome, Stephanie Ramsey!

We are excited to welcome Stephanie Ramsey to the Marion County Bank team! Steph comes to us as a teller with previous banking experience. She will be located primarily in our Knoxville locations and is very excited to be working at Marion County Bank. When she isn't working, Steph enjoys hanging out with friends and family, coaching soccer, crafting, and watching Disney movies. She lives in Knoxville with her husband and two dogs! Please help us in welcoming Steph to our Marion County Bank family!

Congratulations, Dianne Danner!

Please help us in congratulating Dianne Danner on her 15 years of serice with Marion County Bank.  You make recognize Dianne as part of our Real Estate Lending Team in Knoxville.  From her start as a loan processer to now being a Real Estate Loan Originator, she's been very helpful in serving our customers during her career.  Be sure to congratulate Dianne the next time you are in our Knoxville office.  Thank you Dianne for all you do!

Congratulations, Kathy Turner!

Please help us in congratulating Kathy Turner on 5 years of service at Marion County Bank. You may recognize Kathy as one of our helpful Customer Service Representatives, or from her previous tenure as a Teller. Be sure to congratulate Kathy next time you’re in our Pella office. Thank you for all that you do, Kathy!

Stimulus Payment Information

On December 29, 2020 the IRS began delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to the same Americans who received the first payment earlier this year.

The initial direct deposit payments may begin arriving as early as tonight for some and will continue into next week. Paper checks will begin to be mailed Wednesday, December 30.

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Holiday Hours 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff at Marion County Bank! Please take note of our hours and cut off times for your banking needs. As always, our ATMs and priviledged status network is always available for cash and our convenient mobile banking app and internet banking are available to assist with your banking even when our lobby is closed!

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Welcome Payson Vande Lune!

Please help us in welcoming Payson Vande Lune to the Marion County Bank lending team. Payson joins us with previous experience as a Materials Coordinator at John Deere in Waterloo, IA and now lives in Altoona with his wife, Taylor. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, golf and history. Payson is located in our Pella office, so be sure to welcome him and say hello next time you stop in!

Congratulations, Kayla Pothoven!

Congratulations to Kayla Pothoven on 5 years of service at Marion County Bank. Kayla is one of our Tellers in Pella at both the Windmill drive up and the main bank, though you may also see her at our Knoxville locations from time to time. Kayla always has a smile on her face (even behind her mask) and can brighten anyone's day! Be sure to wish Kayla congratulations next time you see her! We're so happy to have you as part of the Marion county Bank Family, Kayla!

12 Days of Local Giveaways

It's the season of giving! At Marion County Bank, we love to support local and are excited to announce our 12 Days of Local Giveaways are back!! Visit our Facebook page or Instagram page each weekday starting December 1 to see what we're giving away and how to enter.

Official Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until midnight of the following business day. Winner will be announced and notified by noon the third business day. Must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per person. Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries. Need not be a bank customer to win. Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank at 800 Main Street in Pella or 222 E Robinson Street in Knoxville by Saturday, January 2, 2021. Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Employees and spouses not eligible to win but are able to participate.

Welcome Trey Sathoff!

Please help us in welcoming Trey Sathoff to the Marion County Bank lending team. Trey comes to us with previous experience as a Sales Agronomist in the Knoxville and Marion County area. Trey grew up in Packwood, IA and currently lives in Knoxville with his fiancé, Lacie and their two yellow labs, Trigger & Trixie. In his spare time, you’ll find Trey hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching sports. Be sure to stop in our Pella office and say hello and welcome to Trey!

Welcome Amy Fouch!

Please join us in welcoming Amy Fouch to the Main Street Advisory Group team. Amy and her husband Matt recently moved to Pella from Tipton, IA and have two young children, Grayson and Adalyn.

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Welcome Robert Poppe!

Please help us welcome Robert Poppe to our Marion County Bank team. Robert comes to us from Amery, WI with over 8 years of banking and Ag lending experience and will be in our Knoxville office as an Agricultural Loan Officer. Robert lives in Knoxville and when he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with family, riding motorcycle and golfing. Stop by our Knoxville office and say hello and welcome Robert to our team!

The Report Card 2020

We are excited to announce that The Report Card Rewards Program has allowed Marion County Bank to donate over $200,000 to local schools!

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Happy 85th Birthday!

Today, September 21, 2020, marks 85 years for Marion County Bank! Stop in and join the celebration today at any of our locations or drive ups and receive a sweet treat as our way of saying thank you for being our customers, we couldn't do it without you!

Congratulations, Brian Hauser!

Congratulations to Brian on graduating from Leadership Red Rock! Leadership Red Rock is a 6 month training program for leadership development focused around growth and forward thinking within Marion County. We are excited to have another graduate of the program in the Marion County Bank Family. For more information on Leadership Red Rock visit the Marion County Development Commission website through the link below. 

Marion County Development Commission

Congratulations, Amber Angove!

Congratulations to Amber Angove on 5 years of service! Amber worked at Iowa State Savings Bank and now Marion County Bank. Amber is one of our Customer Service Representatives and is always a helpful smile when our customers come in to open accounts or need help with anything. We are happy to have Amber in the Marion County Bank family and appreciate the wonderful job she does. If you're in our Knoxville office, be sure to tell her congratulations. Congratulations, Amber!

Congratulations, Chris DeMoss!

Congratulations to Chris DeMoss on 25 years of service! Chris has spent her tenure working for Iowa State Savings Bank and now Marion County Bank. She is a Customer Service Representative who help open and manage our customers' accounts. We are happy to have Chris in the Marion County Bank family and are thankful for the wonderful job she does. If you're in our Knoxville office, be sure to tell her congratulations. Thank you for all that you do, we appreciate your service and smile!

PPP Loan Information Update

For up to date information provided by Marion County Bank to all Paycheck Protection Program Loan recipients, please follow the link below.

PPP Loan Information Page

For any additional information or questions, please contact your Marion County Bank Loan Officer.

First Day of School Photo Contest

It's back to school time for many area schools. To celebrate these new beginnings we are holding a photo contest on our Facebook and Instagram social media pages. Visit your favorite social site to enter for your chance to win. Good luck and we wish you all the best this school year!

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Congratulations, Janet Overbergen!

Congratulations, Janet Overbergen on 5 years of service to Marion County Bank! She serves as a teller, primarily at our Windmill Bank location and is known for her sweet smile and the servant-hearted way she serves our customers. 

Coin Circulations Slowdown

Due to COVID-19, there has been less coin coming into banks from businesses and less coin being made by the US Mint. As a result, banks are experiencing a coin circulations slowdown. To help us manage this slowdown, we are offering a free treat to anyone who brings in $25 or more in unrolled coin to be exchanged for bills or deposited into an account.

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Secure and Cares Act Info

Recently, two pieces of legislation were signed into law that may have an impact on your personal, business and/or retirement financial planning.  Please see the highlights of each act below.

SECURE ACT HIGHLIGHTS

The Secure Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and includes reforms that will be impactful and beneficial for Americans who are saving for retirement.  The legislation includes policy changes to defined contribution plans (such as 401(k)s), defined benefit pension plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and 529 college savings accounts. Most provisions in the law went into effect on January 1, 2020.

As it relates to your retirement planning situation, here are some key provisions of the Secure Act:

Required minimum distributions:  RMDs now begin at age 72 for individuals who turn 70½ in the calendar year 2020. If you turned age 70½ in 2019 and have already begun taking your RMDs, you should generally continue to take your RMDs.  If you are turning 70½ in 2020 and had planned on taking an RMD, you may want to work with your tax advisor to determine next steps for your withdrawal plans.

IRA contribution age:  Under the act, you can continue to contribute to your traditional IRA past age 70½ as long as you are still working.  That means the rules for traditional IRAs will align more closely with 401(k) plans and Roth IRAs. 

Beneficiary IRA distributions:  If you inherit an IRA or 401(k), previously you could stretch the distributions from the inherited qualified plan over your single life expectancy.  However, the Secure Act has changed this to require many beneficiaries to withdraw assets from an inherited IRA or 401(k) plan within 10 years following the death of the account holder.

Qualified distributions:  The law now permits a retirement account holder the option to withdraw a "qualified birth or adoption distribution" up to $5,000 from their defined contribution plan (401(k) or IRA).  The normal 10% early withdrawal penalty is not applicable to these types of withdrawals and you can choose to repay them as a rollover contribution into an applicable defined qualified plan.

We encourage you to work with your financial investment advisor or tax advisor to determine how the legislation and policy changes could impact your retirement planning objectives.

CARES ACT HIGHLIGHTS

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and has key provisions which are intended to have a positive impact for Americans. The $2+ trillion emergency fiscal stimulus package is intended to mitigate some of the economic effects of dealing with COVID-19.

As it relates to your personal financial situation, here are some key impactful provisions of the CARES Act:

Direct payments: Americans who pay taxes will receive a one-time direct deposit of up to $1,200, and married couples will receive $2,400, plus an additional $500 per child. The payments will be available for incomes up to $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for married couples.

Use of retirement funds: The bill waives the 10% early withdrawal penalty for distributions up to $100,000 for coronavirus-related purposes, retroactive to January 1, 2020. Withdrawals are still taxed, but taxes are spread over three years, or the taxpayer has the three-year period to roll it back over.

401(k) Loans: The loan limit is increased from $50,000 to $100,000

RMDs suspended: Required Minimum Distributions from IRAs and 401(k) plans (at age 72) are suspended.  Investors who have already taken an RMD for 2020 have options that may include returning the amount or rolling it over, up to August 31, 2020, as long as the distribution was not made from a beneficiary IRA.

Charity. There is a new provision that provides an above-the-line deduction for charitable contributions, plus, the limits on charitable contributions are changed.

Expanded unemployment benefits: Unlimited funding to provide workers laid off due to COVID-19 an additional $600 a week, in addition to state benefits for up to four months. This includes relief for self-employed individuals, furloughed employees and gig economy workers who have lost work during the pandemic.

Small business relief: $350 billion is being dedicated to preventing layoffs and business closures while workers have to stay home during the outbreak. Companies with 500 employees or fewer that maintain their payroll during coronavirus can receive up to 8 weeks of cash-flow assistance. If employers maintain payroll, the portion of the loans used for covered payroll costs, interest on mortgage obligations, rent, and utilities would be forgiven.

Coronavirus testing: All testing and potential vaccines for COVID-19 will be covered at no cost to patients.

Summer Club Benefit Details

Golden Harvest and Bank Club members - your summer fun awaits!  Visit any of our locations to pick up your travel benefit packets including: Explore Iowa coupons and travel, theme park and movie discounts.

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Regulation D Updates

Effective April 24, 2020, Regulation D was amended by the Federal Reserve Bank to remove the limitation of six transactions per month in Savings accounts or Money Market accounts.  With this change, Marion County Bank customers are now enabled to make an unlimited number of transfers and withdrawals from Statement Savings accounts and Money Market accounts per monthly

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Preventing Phone Scams

When it comes to preventing phone scams and avoiding fraud you can never be too careful. Check out the article below from the Federal Trade Commission on phone scams and how to avoid them. Please remember that Marion County Bank will never call you and ask for your card information or

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Welcome Lisa Boyd!

Please help us welcome Lisa Boyd to our Marion County Bank team! Lisa joins us with 18+ years of banking experience and is part of our Loan Administration team. She currently lives in Otley with her husband, Wes and their two children, Bryce and Brooklyn. In their spare time they enjoy camping, hiking, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Welcome, Lisa!

EIP Debit Card Information

Recently, a third round of payments went out to those who have yet to receive a stimulus payment as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These payments were mailed out in the form of Economic Impact Payment debit cards (EIP Card) with the recipent's name on the card. The card will arrive in a plain envelope from "Money Network Cardholder Services".

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Welcome Chelsea Nunnikhoven!

Please help us welcome Chelsea to our team! Chelsea joins us as a teller at our Pella locations and lives in Pella with her husband, Scott. They have 5 children, Alexis, Kaleb, Treyton, Jaydon and Logan. When Chelsea isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and playing games. Her family loves to camp in the summer and spending time together. Say hello and welcome to Chelsea next time you're in our Pella bank.

ATM Location Updates

As of May 19, 2020, Casey’s General Stores in Pella will be replacing their current ATM machines. At that time, the new machines will no longer be part of the Marion County Bank network.

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Join Our Team!

Marion County Bank believes that the key to success is great people. We strive for the highest of customer service and it's noticed! Marion County Bank received the awards Best Bank in the Red Rock Area, Best Place to Work in the Red Rock Area (under 50 employyes) and Best Business

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Congratulations, Karin Sparks!

Congratulations to Karin Sparks on 20 years of service! Karin is our Head Teller in our Knoxville office. She began working for Iowa State Savings Bank in 2000 and has been serving customers with a warm smile ever since. We're glad to have you on our team, Karin. Congratulations!

Shazam Bolt$ is now Brella!

Beginning May 5, Shazam Bolt$ is being renamed to Shazam Brella.

Ios (Iphone) users will automatically receive the new app when it is released.  Android users will need to manually download the new Brella app by visiting the Google Play Store and searching “Brella Card Manager.”  All Bolt$ usernames, passwords, registered cards and app functions will carry over and work the same. 

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Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The United States Small Business Association (SBA) recently published their guidelines for the administration of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We are reaching out to give you our understanding of the SBA's guidelines as they relate to the information you need to provide to Marion County Bank in order for us to submit your application to the SBA.

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A Letter From Our President

To our communities and our customers,

We are all in this together. There is not a single person who has not been affected by what has happened in the world over the past few months and especially the last few weeks.

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COVID-19 Communication Update

COVID-19 Communication Update  – 3/19/2020

Marion County Bank values the health and wellness of our customers and employees very highly. We are committed to providing our customers with reliable service throughout the outbreak of the current coronavirus, COVID-19, while remaining conscious of everyone’s health and safety.

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COVID-19 Communication

 COVID-19 Communication – 3/17/2020

Here at Marion County Bank we value the health and wellness of our customers and employees very highly. We are committed to providing our customers with reliable service throughout the outbreak of the current coronavirus, COVID-19, while remaining conscious of everyone’s health and safety.

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Traveling with a debit card?

Are you traveling over Spring Break? Do you have a Marion County Bank debit card? Don't forget to let us know so we can help keep your debit card safe from fraudulent activity. Simply complete the Debit Card Travel Form and get ready to enjoy your trip!

If you have a Marion County Bank credit card, please call the number on the back of the card to notify us of your travel plans.

Welcome Stacie Van Wyk!

Please help us welcome Stacie Van Wyk to our team! Stacie is joining our team as a Customer Service Representative and comes to us with several years of customer service experience. Stacie lives in Pella with her husband, Jason, and their youngest daughter, Olivia. Their two older children, Tyler and Nicole, are married and living in the Pella and Iowa City areas. When Stacie isn't working she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and catching some Cubs baseball games. Please stop by and give Stacie a warm welcome the next time you are in our Pella location!

Welcome Jacki Newendorp!

We would like to welcome Jacki Newendorp to our Marion County Bank Team! Jacki is on our marketing team and comes to us with over 5 years of previous sales and marketing experience at Pella Corporation. Jacki lives in Pella with her husband, Brett. In her spare time you might see her walking their dog, Bandit, or catch her at a local coffee shop connecting with family and friends. Be sure to say hi if you see her the next time you are in the bank!

Welcome Holli Kelderman

If you've been to our Pella office recently, you may have noticed a new face at our loan administration desk. Holli Kelderman comes to us with previous administrative and financial experience. Holli lives in Pella with her husband Randy and their two boys. In her spare time she can be found attending her boys' sporting events, cheering for the Hawkeyes or curled up reading a good book. Please help us welcome Holli to the team!

Congratulations, David Greving!

We are celebrating David Greving for his 20 years of service to Marion County Bank. David came to Marion County Bank with previous Ag Lending experience and has continued to serve our Ag customers well. His commitment to community banking is evident through the relationships he builds with his customers and his involvement in the community. Congrats David!

Join Our Team!

Marion County Bank believes that the key to success is great people. We strive for the highest of customer service and it's noticed! Marion County Bank received the awards Best Bank in the Red Rock Area, Best Place to Work in the Red Rock Area (under 50 employyes) and Best Business Supporter of the Community (under 50 employees). We are currently looking to hire individuals to be a part of our winning team!

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Best Wishes to Mary Van Haaften!

Congratulations to Mary Van Haaften on her retirement after almost 23 years of service to Marion County Bank. Mary joined the team on June 1, 1997 and has spent her tenure as a Teller for Marion County Bank. We will certainly miss her excellent customer service and warm smile she greeted all of our customers with. Congratulations Mary, you will be missed!

Best of Red Rock 2019

Thank you for your confidence, trust and for voting us the Best Bank, Best Business Supporter of Community Projects* and Best Place to Work* of the Red Rock Area. We are humbled and honored to have received these awards from the Marion County Development Comission at the award ceremony on January 30. 

*Under 50 Employees Category

Congratulations, Dylan Morse!

We are celebrating five years of service that Dylan Morse has provided to Iowa State Savings Bank, and now Marion County Bank.  In addition to his lending expertise, Dylan is very well known throughout the Knoxville community serving on numerous volunteer organizations, boards and is currently a member of the City Council.  Thanks for all you do, Dylan, and congratulations!

National Data Privacy Day

January 28 is Data Privacy Day!  This day is an international effort to provide online privacy education and increase date protection awareness.  What can you do to make protecting your data?

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Halftime Shoot Out a Slam Dunk

 Marion County Bank’s halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earns the schools a $6,275 donation from Marion County Bank.

Students from both schools worked together in the event by shooting layups, free throws, three pointers and half court shots to earn a donation for the schools from Marion County Bank. 

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Merry Christmas!

The apparel is festive and spirits are high!  Merry Christmas to you and yours from the staff at Marion County Bank.

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Mobile Wallets are here!

Make checkout fast and easy by using Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay® and Google Pay®.  By linking your Marion County Bank debit card or credit card to one of these digital payment options, you can make purchases at participating retailers from the convenience of your mobile device.  

To add your Marion County Bank debit card or credit card to your device's Mobile Wallet, simply locate the appropriate app on your phone and follow the instructions for adding the card to the app.

2019 Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff at Marion County Bank!  As Christmas and 2020 approach, please take note of our hours and cut off times for your banking needs.  As always, our ATMs and priviledged status network is always available for cash and our convenient mobile banking app and internet banking are available to assist with your banking even when our lobby is closed!

 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Hours:

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 - All Marion County Bank offices will close at 12:00 pm. 

Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 - Closed

 

New Years Eve and New Years Day Hours:

New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31 - All Marion County Bank offices will close at 2:00 pm.   Digital Banking and Telebank activity performed before 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 31 will still be processed on 2019 business.

New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1 - Closed

 

Welcome ISSB! Merger Details:

Over the weekend of Saturday, November 9, 2019, Iowa State Savings Bank will officially become part of Marion County Bank. I am excited to be serving as President and CEO of our new combined organization. We are pleased that your banking relationship is included in this merger. Although we are now a larger institution and able to offer you enhanced banking solutions, the same great team you have come to know is still here to serve you.

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Congratulations, Kevin Bolt!

We are pleased to celebrate 25 years of service for Kevin Bolt. Our staff described Kevin as humble, kind, a great listener and a valuable member of our team. Congratulations, Kevin!

SHAZAM Privileged Status

We are privileged to offer you surcharge-free ATM access through the SHAZAM network. Just use any one of the over 3,000 ATMs across the country which carries the Privileged Status logo and access your money surcharge-free.

You can locate and get directions to Privileged Status ATMs by clicking on the Privileged Status ATM locator HERE.

With Privileged Status, not only will your transactions be FREE, but you'll have access to FREE ATMs across the country. Now, that's a privilege!

MCB Logo Reveal

Since 1935, Marion County Bank has been a trusted source of financial solutions, a passionate supporter of our communities and a rewarding place to work. 

This fall, a new chapter begins in our story as we expand our footprint to span Marion County by uniting with Iowa State Savings Bank in Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas.  Our new logo represents just that – the iconic mile-long bridge over Lake Red Rock, the historic courthouse of Marion County, and a nod to our roots in Pella’s Dutch heritage. 

We’re proud to call Marion County home and as we look to the future, we promise to stay grounded in what has always mattered most – Serving You & Building Community.

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Welcome Nicole Boulais

We are excited to announce the addiiton of Nicole Boulais to our financial advisory division, Main Street Advisory Group.

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Congratulations, Marilyn Van Zee!

We congratulate Marilyn Van Zee on her retirement after 42 years of service to Marion County Bank. Marilyn began and ended her career at MCB and during that time worked as a teller, in the proof room and finally in imaging and operations. We appreciate her accuracy, efficiency and commitment to excellence. Her smile and servant attitude will definitely be missed but we wish her the best in this new chapter of life. Congratulations, Marilyn!

Free Movie Matinee

Beat the heat this summer with a free movie matinee!  We are delighted to provide a free showing of the movie "Smallfoot" at the Pella Cinema on Wednesday, July 24.  Showtime starts at 1:00pm.  "Smallfoot" is rated PG.  No ticket neccesary; simply show up and enjoy the show!

Summer Club Benefit Details

Golden Harvest and Bank Club members - your summer fun awaits!  Visit our main bank or windmill bank location to pick up your travel benefit packets including: Explore Iowa coupons and travel, theme park and movie discounts.

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Over $193,000 donated!

A total of 3,722 Marion County Bank debit cards have earned a $193,891.57 donation from Marion County Bank to local schools over the last 12 years of the Report Card program.  The Report Card empowers debit card customers to support one of 13 local schools. 

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MCB & ISSB Merger Update

 May 7, 2019 Update:

Pella Financial Group, Inc., the holding company of Marion County Bank of Pella, Iowa, has completed the purchase of Iowa State Savings Bank of Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas from Duclarkee, Inc. 

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Thank you, Teachers!

A sincere thank you to the teachers, staff and administrators for your guidance and leadership of Pella’s future generations. We are honored to acknowledge those who guide young hearts and minds by delivering Jaarsma Bakery cake in celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day. 

Tulip Time 2019

Pella is holding its 84th annual Tulip Festival this weekend.  Marion County Bank is proud to share our strong Dutch heritage and participate in the festivities by working in our Dutch costumes during Tulip Time.

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Community Banking Month 2019

April is Community Banking Month.  Our staff members are dedicated to supporting local organizations through service on boards and committees that strengthen our communities.  This month, we are featuring our staff members and their dedication to service.

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Home$tart - $7500 grant program

Home$tart is a down payment and closing cost assistance program offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) Des Moines to qualifying home buyers through Marion County Bank.

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Interview with Dr. Bob Leonard

Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink and Iowa State Savings Bank's Stu Job sat down with Dr. Bob Leonard from KNIA KRLS radio this week to discuss the acquisition announcement and how this impacts our customers and communities.  Listen to the full interview here. 

Spring Break Travel Tips

As you make plans to travel over spreak break, don't forget to consider your financial security while you're away.  No one wants to be caught off guard while they're traveling. Check out our financial security travel tips as you plan your spring break getaway.

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Free Homebuying Workshop

Thinking of buying a home? Join our home loan experts, Diane Roose and Ryan Vos, for a FREE homebuying workshop. Whether you are buying your first home, downsizing, or currently renting, our homebuying workshop will discuss topics to help you in your homebuying process.

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MCB awarded "Best of Red Rock"

Thank you for your confidence, trust and for voting us the Best Bank, Best Business Supporter of Community Projects and Best Place to Work. We are humbled and honored to have received these awards from the Marion County Development Commission at the award ceremony on February 14.

Halftime Shootout a Slam Dunk!

Marion County Bank’s halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earned the schools a $8,100 donation from Marion County Bank.

Students from both schools and four Pella police officers worked together in the event by shooting layups, free throws, three pointers and half court shots to earn a donation from Marion County Bank. 

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Congratulations, Ron Zantingh!

Today we are celebrating Ron Zantingh's 30 years of service at Marion County Bank. We are thankful for his leadership, wisdom and continual commitment to our clients and staff. Congratulations, Ron!

Organize Your Finances

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get more organized? A great place to start is on your personal finances. By getting your bills and statements in order, you’ll be less likely to miss payment deadlines, accrue late fees and feel overwhelmed by financial tasks.

If you’re ready to get your financial life organized, try these simple tips:

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Welcome Brian Hauser

We are pleased to announce that Brian Hauser has joined the lending team at Marion County Bank! Brian comes to us with over 20 years of financial lending experience and will be serving clients with their commercial and ag lending needs.
 

Brian and his wife Charmin and their two boys live in Pella. When they aren't running their boys to sporting events, they enjoy attending sprint car races and following UNI sports. Welcome, Brian!

 

Peggy Ashman Retires

After 41 years of service to Marion County Bank, Peggy Ashman will retire on Friday, November 30. Peggy has been a part of the MCB family for 41 years starting as a personal secretary to then President Harry Vermeer, moving to bookkeeping, proof room, teller and now as a Customer Service Representative. Peggy had this to say about her time here: "Marion County Bank was my first full time job. Forty-one years later it is still my only full time job. From counter checks to phone apps, the banking industry has been through an amazing transformation in the past 41 years. It has been my sincere pleasure to serve this great community through Marion County Bank!" We will miss her dearly, but wish her and Collin the best as they enjoy retirement in Arizona!

Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Shopping for the holidays can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Planning ahead can help make sure that you don’t overextend yourself when shopping for loved ones. Marion County Bank recommends following these seven steps.

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Congrats to Amy Juffer!

Congratulations to Amy Juffer as she joins the Customer Service Representative Team. Amy has been serving as Head Teller at our main bank location for the last 4 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve customers and helping them find ways to make their banking easy and efficient. Congrats, Amy!

35 Bags & $730 Donated!

Business members of the Pella Historic Downtown Retail group joined together to raise money and donations for Pella’s Food Shelf through a variety of promotions. Over 35 bags of groceries and $730 in donations were collected and presented to the Pella Community Food Shelf on Monday, October 29.

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Welcome Amanda Panknen

We're happy to welcome Amanda Panknen to Marion County Bank! Amanda joins our teller team and will be serving customers at both the main bank and drive-up locations. Amanda and her husband Sean live in Pella with their two boys, Jonathan and Landon. When they aren't working or volunteering at their church they like to spend time outdoors and travel. 

Tricia joins our Investment team

Tricia De Haan has moved from Marion County Bank's first floor to the third floor of Main Street Advisory Group.  Tricia joins the team with six years of investment experience and six years of experience as a Customer Service Representative at Marion County Bank.  We are excited for her in her new role as Branch Associated for our investment department.  Congrats Tricia!

Social Security Seminar

Navigating social security can be challenging! The financial advisors at Main Street Advisory Group want to help you as you near this transition and will be hosting an informational seminar on how to get the most from social security.

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Congrats to Denise Van Wyk!

We are pleased to celebrate Denise Van Wyk's 10 years of service to Marion County Bank. Her smile is well-known at our drive-up location and we greatly appreciate her positive attitude and commitment to serving our customers. Congratulations, Denise!

Receive fraud alerts via text

Keeping your account safe and secure is a high priority! We've now added Text Fraud Alerts as part of our debit card protection program.

You'll now receive text alerts when suspicious activity is detected on your Marion County Bank debit card.

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Free Credit Freezes

Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission:

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Enter to win free MH4H race entry!

Your blast. Your way. For free! We are giving away 5 free race entries to the MH4H ColorBlast 5K on September 22. Comment below on how you plan to participate in the race...run 🏃, walk 🚶, bike 🚴 or bark 🐕 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 10.

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First Day of School Photo Contest

It's back to school week for many area schools.  To celebrate these new beginnings we are holding a photo contest on our Facebook and Instagram social media pages.  Visit your favorite social to enter for your chance to win.  Good luck and we wish you all the best this school year!

Congratulations to Dawn Wood for winning our First Day Photo Contest.

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Iowa's Tax Free Shopping Weekend

Iowa’s tax free shopping weekend is August 3 & 4. Use your Marion County Bank Debit Card and support your favorite local school while doing your back-to-school shopping. To date, we have donated $168,607.77 through our Report Card program!

Learn more about Report Card program and let us support your favorite school each time you swipe your MCB Debit Card.

Tech Support Scams

There has been an uptick in tech support scams reported to us in the Pella area.  Know how to spot the signs of this scam with help from this article by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Welcome Shannon Long!

Join us in welcoming Shannon Long to the MCB team!

Shannon joins our Customer Service Department in assisting customers with solutions to make their banking simple and convenient.  Prior to joining MCB, Shannon worked in the Customer Service Department at Pella Corporation.  She has a passion for helping others and we are delighted to have her join our team.

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We're hiring!

Marion County Bank, a market leading, growing, locally owned, community bank located in and serving the Pella, Iowa area is seeking to hire a team-oriented Commercial Lending Officer to fill a newly created position.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of commercial lending experience plus a sound knowledge of overall banking practices. 

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Open House welcoming Greg

Join us for an open house welcoming financial advisor Greg McCulla to the Main Street Advisory Group team on Friday, June 22 from 9:00 – 11:00am. Enjoy coffee time and meet the team on Marion County Bank’s 3rd floor at 800 Main Street, Pella.

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Free Movie Matinee

Beat the heat this summer with a free movie matinee.  We are delighted to provide a free showing of the movie "Ferdinand" at the Pella Cinema on Wednesday, July 25.  Showtime starts at 12:30pm.  "Ferdinand" is rated PG.  No ticket neccesary simply show up and enjoy!