First State Bank

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Along with First State Bank’s recent ownership change announcement, there will be a leadership change as well. Mike Morrison will take the lead as the new market president for First Northern Bank of Wyoming, Newcastle branch, and Darwin Rabenberg will be retiring with the transfer of the bank.

 
After 58 years in the community, First State Bank of Newcastle is under new ownership. The bank will continue operations as is until the facility is fully transitioned into First Northern Bank of Wyoming, the oldest bank in the state, in late March of 2023, according to a press release.  Along with...
The city of Newcastle is closing one of its accounts at First State Bank after a series of fraudulent checks were written on the account. According to City Clerk-Treasurer Stacy Haggerty, the checks totaled $12,046.01, but the alleged perpetrator was caught and the money will be returned. “I was...
Ownership of First State Bank will change for the first time in 58 years following the purchase of the bank by First Northern Bank of Wyoming, the oldest bank in Wyoming, according to an Aug.  2 joint press release from both banks.  Initially, there will be no changes for customers and the bank...

Sad and Lonesome Boys played inside Perkins after the first Warm Summer Nights concert was rained out. 

Kim and the Classics (formerly Kim and the Cue Balls), which was scheduled to play the first Warm Summer Nights concert on Friday, canceled its planned appearance abruptly. Hosted by the Weston County Arts Council, the show was to be sponsored by First State Bank of Newcastle and the Weston County...
  24 N. Sumner Ave., Newcastle (307) 746-4411   First State Bank, Your Community Bank, was established in the Newcastle community in 1924. For nearly a century the bank has been a partner to local agriculturalists, business people, area families and the community. Investments, mortgages, loans...

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One of this year’s Person of the Year nominees, Deb Sewell, has been working at First State Bank for over 40 years. Sewell has been a star in the community — helping out at the Weston County Humane Society, attending events in the community, supporting the Weston County Fair and much more. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Debra “Deb” Sewell has lived in Newcastle her whole life — from the time she was born at Weston County Memorial Hospital in 1957 to now, and she’s well known as a long-time First State Bank teller. There’s nothing that instills a community-minded attitude more than...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Racing, power and mud are returning to the Weston County Fairgrounds, thanks to the RPM Days organizers, who are bringing the event back after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This  sixth annual event will feature the truck tug of war, mud volleyball,...

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A historical bird’s eye view photo of S. Seneca Ave. in Newcastle.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   Continuing down Seneca Street across the alley from the buildings behind the former First State Bank building on lot 12 of block 10 on Main Street, Leonard Cash tells the story of the Black Hills Dental building, located at 7 S. Seneca...

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After standing outside the bank for 30 years, First State Bank’s clock was permanently removed in April of 1953.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   After six weeks of diving into the history of First State Bank when it was located in the Mondell building on the corner across the street from present-day Cashbox Ceramics, historian Leonard Cash brings its story to a close with the seventh...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   In last week’s installment of “History on Main,” historian Leonard Cash discussed how Newcastle’s First State Bank survived President Franklin Roosevelt’s bank holiday. Beginning this week with 1937, Cash wraps up his series on First State Bank as...

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