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    August 26, 2020
    First Central State Bank is donating a total of $5,500 to local school districts this fall to help offset extra costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Those receiving monetary contributions include Central DeWitt, Clinton, Northeast, North Scott and Pleasant Valley school districts, and St. Joseph and Prince of Peace Catholic Schools.
    “This is an unprecedented year for area school districts,” First Central State Bank CEO and President Brigham Tubbs said, “so this is a way our bank can assist our schools, teachers, students, and communities prepare for the 2020-21 school year. We’ve all faced challenges due to COVID-19 and our schools districts are no exception. We’ve long been a supporter of our local school districts, and we hope this contribution can ease some of the budget pressure associated with the pandemic.”
    In past years, First Central State Bank has provided meals to district staff members as the districts kick-off the new year. This tradition has been suspended this year so the bank provided the support in the form of donations for personal protective equipment. 
    First Central State Bank operates six locations in eastern Iowa, with branches in Clinton, DeWitt, Eldridge, Goose Lake and LeClaire.
    Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., a billion-dollar plus holding company with 18 financial offices in Eastern Iowa including Maquoketa State Bank with offices in Maquoketa, Andrew, and Preston; Ohnward Bank & Trust with offices in Baldwin, Cascade, Monticello, Marion, Central City and Cedar Rapids; First Central State Bank with offices in DeWitt, LeClaire, Clinton, Goose Lake and Eldridge. Trust services are offered through all banking offices under the Ohnward banner, which includes Ohnward Insurance Group, Central Realty, Ohnward Financial Advisor Services, Ohnward Farm Management, Ohnward Tax, Accounting and Business Services, Vosler Investment Group and Ohnward Wealth & Retirement.
    Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., has assets of $1.3 Billion, capital of $170 Million and employs over 260 full and part time employees.  Ohnward is locally owned by shareholders living primarily in Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Jones, and Linn Counties. Bank management’s focus continues to be helping clients and communities grow and prosper.  The banks and ancillary businesses have a strong record of community and economic development, and educational and cultural support within the markets they serve.
    Scott Levine, Marketing
    slevine@firstcentralsb.com, (563) 242-2265