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August, 2018

A Dozen Area Students Given Sterling Bank Scholarships  

CHETEK, Wis. – A dozen 2018 area high school graduates have been honored with a $1,000 scholarship from Sterling Bank. The scholarships are intended to help students pay for their pursuit of a college education. In addition to the students from Barron High School, three students each from Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Luck and Rice Lake High Schools were chosen by their school’s faculty or scholarship committees to receive the award.  

During the past 10 years, Sterling Bank has awarded $120,000 in scholarships to 12 dozen area students. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s demonstration of leadership, good judgment, work ethic and character. Also considered is participation in scholastic and/or athletic endeavors, volunteer activities, pursuit of academic excellence and the desire to better the community.  

This year’s Sterling Bank Scholarship winners from Barron High School were Alex Cox, Mitchell Fornell and Daniel Akenson. Chetek/Weyerhaeuser High School scholarship recipients were Teagan Lentz, Alexis Sather and Matt Koenitzer. Jonah Trestven, Meredith Thompson and Kyla Melin were selected from Luck High School. Winners from Rice Lake High School were John Kohler, Anna Cecelia Larson and Sophia Schmitz.

January, 2018

Sterling Bank Scholarship Opportunities  

Sterling Bank will once again offer a dozen local high school graduates a $1,000 scholarship to help them pursue a college education. Three students each from Luck, Barron, Rice Lake and Chetek/Weyerhaeuser High Schools will be selected by their school's scholarship committee or guidance faculty. Since 2008, Sterling Bank has awarded $108,000 in scholarships to nine dozen area students. For more information, or to apply, please contact the guidance department at Luck, Barron, Rice Lake or Chetek/Weyerhaeuser High School.

December, 2017

Free 2018 Calendars Available at Branches While Supplies Last

The 2018 Sterling Bank Calendar is now available at our branch locations. Stop in and get yours today! This calendar features a collection of images, submitted by customers and employees, taken in and around our communities. It is made available without charge to customers, friends and community members (while supplies last). Thank you to all who submitted photos. We hope you enjoy the calendar and wish you and yours all the best in 2018.

August, 2017

Bank Employees Help Build Playground for Local Elementary School

CHETEK, Wis. -- The unloading and building of a new playground at Roselawn Elementary School in Chetek began Wednesday, August 9 with help from community volunteers. A dozen Sterling Bank employees were among those who helped put together the new equipment.

The group spent the afternoon building and placing new play structures. Having community volunteers help with installation saved the school in excess of $30,000. The main playground will feature a modular structure that has slides, climbers, decks, things for children to hang on and a bridge. There is also a piece of equipment called a play web that is going in there as well. The play surfaces are beubg upgraded to be safer. There will be sandboxes added with “diggables” and shade structures.

Lee Recreation, of Cambridge, designed the new playground and is assisting with the build. The school administration expressed its gratitude to Sterling Bank for stepping up and filling an entire shift of volunteers. Overall the project had great support from the community and the installation went very well. 




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