1st National Bank of Buhl and Mt. Iron Celebrating 100 Years

Updated: February 13, 2020 09:13 PM

Not many places or people make it 100 years. But the 1st National Bank of Buhl and Mt. Iron are marking that milestone this month. They became a national bank on February 27, 1920.


"We are the fourth smallest national bank, and 82nd smallest bank in the country," explained Millie Wells-Boyer, Vice President of the bank. She shared more on Thursday from the lobby of the Mt. Iron office. The bank opened a branch there in 2004.

They still own the original bank building in Buhl, but operate out of a newer building. The branch manager is Jesse Munter. "My family is from Buhl. It's nice being close to the customers."

His mother, Deb, has worked for the bank for 25 years. It's that family feel that keeps their community bank strong. Generations continue to walk in the door, trusting people with their money.

The offices are decorated with art made by local people. They collect donations for non-profits. And deposits stay in the region. "Every penny stays here. And we loan out to our region," Wells-Boyer said.

She added they are very grateful to the city of Buhl for always supporting them.

Later in the month, they will be making a donation to local charities, in honor of their anniversary.

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