(Columbus) Farmers and Merchants Union Bank recently distributed $20-thousand-dollars in grants to several area organizations. The Columbus-based bank partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to secure the money that assists organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and Merchants Union Bank President and CEO Randy Bobholz says as a local community bank, it has always been their mission to promote growth and stability in the communities they serve. Organizations receiving grant funds include Prairie Ridge Health in Beaver Dam, Sassy Cow Creamery in Columbus and the N.I.C.C. Foundation which helps supply communities with masks, food and recognition. Public and private schools within Farmers and Merchants’ service zip codes of Columbus, Fall River, Rio, Friesland and Juneau will also be receiving funds. Bobholz says he is thankful to all organizations for the great work they are doing within the community. He says they are noticed and appreciated.