The Village of Pilger and Midwest Bank recently came together to kick off the town’s weekend celebration in recognition of the one year anniversary of the tornadoes that affected the area. To open the weekend, Midwest Bank broke ground on its new facility on Friday, June 12th at 2nd and Main Street in downtown Pilger. Plans for the new bank facility were also unveiled at the event. The public was welcome to attend the event and to visit Pilger throughout the weekend for the celebration in recognition of the resilience, rebuilding and recovery of everyone who has supported Pilger over the past year.
“Immediately following the events on June 16, 2014, we were firmly committed to returning to our roots in Pilger. It is so rewarding to see things finally come together and celebrate our return to Pilger,” said Midwest Bank President & CEO Doug Johnson.
The program included remarks from Johnson as well as U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Lt. Governor Mike Foley, Robin Wilson, Chairman of the Midwest Bank Board of Directors, Kim Neiman, Pilger Village Clerk and Angela Denton with the Reinventing Pilger Committee.
Midwest Bank, headquartered in Pierce, Nebraska, has ten bank locations in nine communities across Eastern Nebraska: Pierce, Pilger, Plainview, Creighton, Norfolk, York, Deshler, Wisner and Lincoln. For more information about Midwest Bank, call (402) 420-0560 or visit www.midwestbank.com.