FSB History

Heritage, Tradition, and Vision

First State Bank has been continuously serving the communities of Northeast Nebraska for nearly five generations. Founded in 1887 as The Randolph State Bank, the present-day building stands just one city block from the original site at Broadway and Douglas Street.

Since our beginning we’ve remained a full service, independent community bank. We pride ourselves in meeting the financial needs of our friends and neighbors. We have always considered our customers our most valued asset.  The staff of First State Bank strives to give our customers the kind of personalized services that is often missing in a large chain banking system.

Over the years, First State Bank has stood the test of time. Together, with our faithful customers, we’ve weathered the 1929 financial crisis, the depression of the 1930’s, the Bank Holiday declared by President Roosevelt in 1933, and all the difficult economic trials our country and customers have faced over the years. This has been accomplished through the sound management practices that are the foundation of our bank. Past Presidents and Managing Officers include James F. Toy, F.S. Stegge, Vernon Viergutz, Tom Riedmiller, and most recently Mark Linville.

We pride ourselves in building and maintaining strong, long lasting relationships that stand the test of time, economic conditions, and competition. First State Bank is committed to serving the needs of Randolph and surrounding communities, and we will continue to do this by providing reliable customer service, account management tools such as online banking, and fair and reasonable prices for our services and products.