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Community Edward Jones Branch Office Supports School Supplies Donation Campaign

Jay Peterson, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Fairbury, is supporting a school supplies donation campaign by using his office as a drop-off location for a school supplies drive.

Local residents may help support this effort by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from Monday, July 23 to Friday, August 31.

The branch address is: 516 E St. Fairbury, NE 68352

“As our world becomes more global, competition within our younger generations continues to rise, emphasizing the importance of a quality education,” said Peterson. “I’m proud to support the academic development of young minds in this community through this school supply donation program.”

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 16,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit the firm’s website at and its recruiting website at Member SIPC.

Edward Jones and its associates cannot accept monetary donations of any kind.

First National Bank To Become Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank announced today it has entered into an agreement to purchase First National Bank of Fairbury (FNF), Fairbury, Neb. and Jefferson County Bank (JCB), Daykin, Neb.

The purchase is subject to regulatory approvals, which are expected by the fourth quarter of 2018. When the purchase is final, both FNF and JCB will bemerged into Heartland Bank and their locations will become branches of Heartland Bank.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our presence in Nebraska and welcome the customers, employees and communities served byFirst National Bank and Jefferson County Bank to the Heartland Bank family. We look forward to continuing our mutual commitment to relationship banking, family ownership and building strong relationships with our customers and communities,” said John Wilkins, CEO/ Chairman of HeartlandBank.

The purchase continues the tradition of serving customers with a full suite of banking services, along with new additions such as a larger lending limit, anationwide ATM network and an industry leading trust company. Heartland Bank will continue to be headquartered in Geneva, Nebraska, and John Wilkins will remain Chairman and CEO. Jerry Knispel will continue to serve as Branch President of Fairbury, and Barry Schweer will continue in his role ofBranch President in Daykin.

“The shared values of the banks, including family-ownership, customer service, community support and an emphasis on the agricultural industry makes the purchase a natural fit. They will provide a common foundation for us as we work to bring our organizations together,” said Vernon Pfaff, Chairman of FNF and JCB.

Watch The Interview With Tiffany Pfaff of First National Bank