In the summer of 1996, a group of local businessmen and farmers
began to take steps to organize a community bank. Based on
feedback we received from area residents, farmers and businesses,
the group realized that the many changes and consolidations
occurring within the banking industry were beginning to affect
the local availability of quality banking services. The members
of this group were nearly all life-long residents of the area.
As a result of significant research and discussion, over thirty
local families pulled together to establish a new community
On April 1, 1997 NorthStar Bank was issued its banking charter
from the State of Iowa, including authorization from the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation to accept insured deposits.
The strong support of the local farmers, families and businesses
it was established to serve has made NorthStar Bank and Agency
grow into the area’s premier banking and insurance institution.
Our mission is to provide the area with top quality banking
and insurance services that will help area residents reach
their goals for success and happiness. With the acquisition of our Armstrong bank office is 2003, the opening of our new financial services building in 2004 and the acquisition of our Ringsted and downtown Estherville bank offices in 2012, NorthStar Bank is even better positioned to help you find your way to a “A Brighter Future”.
Board of Directors
||F.L. "Skip" Miller
|John M. Greig