(Juneau) Ground was broke recently on a new bank in Juneau. The ceremony celebrated the start of construction for the new Farmers and Merchants Union Bank building. The 2,700-square-foot facility will be located at the intersection of Highway 26 and Western Avenue in Juneau, next to the Piggly Wiggly. Bank President Randy Bobholz says they have been committed to the Juneau community for many years, having been in their current location on Jewel Street since 2003. Bobholz says they have had plans to build a new bank building for a while, but the timing and the location had to be right, for the bank and for the Juneau community. He says they are excited by the location and the timing. The new facility will house a teller line, safe deposit box storage area and viewing room, office space and an interactive conference room. A drive-through, with a drive-up deposit-enabled ATM, will also be included in the new construction. Farmers and Merchants also serves Columbus, Fall River, Friesland and Rio. The new Juneau facility is anticipated to open in the spring of 2019.
Pictured left to right: Bill McCollum from WXRO/WBEV; Juneau Common Council members Clarence Chase, Cheryl Braun, Curt Arndt, David Gratton and Mayor Daniel Wegener; FMUB Board of Directors Nick Sharrow, Doug Lambert, Curt Hanson, Randy Bobholz, Jerry Gaska and June Waterworth; and Dodge County Board Chairman Russell Kottke.