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  • 1912 – First State Bank began serving communities in Nebraska in 1912 as a state charter bank. The first branch was in Hickman, and later expanded to Lincoln.
  • 2004 –First State Bank and the Bank of Yutan joined Saline State Bank in the First State Holding Co. family.  The First State name was retained.
  • 2009 – First State Holding Co. acquired Filley Bank.
  • 2010 – Farmers Bank of Lincoln and DeWitt State Bank were also acquired by First State Holding Co.
  • 2012 – First State Bank changed its name to First State Bank Nebraska to reflect the focus on service to Nebraska communities.  
  • 2018- The Nehawka Bank was acquired by First State Holding Co.
  • Today – First State Bank Nebraska proudly serves customers in over a dozen communities around the state.

First State is proud of its sustainable growth, personalized service to customers and consistent community involvement over the last 100 years.