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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
MATTOON, IL — First Mid Bank & Trust was named the Central/Southern Illinois Community Lender of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Illinois District Office for the sixth consecutive year. This award is presented to the community bank with the best overall performance record for lending to small businesses in Central and Southern Illinois in 2018. Eric McRae, Chief Credit ...read more
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Galesburg Police Chief David Christensen announced his upcoming retirement, after serving over 36 years with the Galesburg Police Department, the last 13 of which he led the department as Police Chief. Christensen started his career with the Galesburg Police Department in 1982 as a Patrol Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1995 and Lieutenant in 1999. In 2006, he was appointed as ...read more
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
This is a proud moment at F&M Bank as the bank celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding.  The charter for The Farmers and Mechanics (F&M) Bank was granted on March 31, 1869. The bank’s founder, Chauncey S. Colton, established Galesburg’s first store and post office, built its first school, and devoted a considerable amount of time toward bringing the railroad through the growing city. ...read more
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