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Sterling Bank is a community minded financial institution that has served Northwestern Wisconsin since 1885.


Since 1885, we've been providing the people of Northwestern Wisconsin with solid, personal and professional banking services. Our commitment to superior home-town banking began with the establishment of the Bank of Barron in May of 1885 and continued with its merger with Normanna Savings Bank in 1937.

The roots of our Chetek branch date back to December, 1941, when it opened under the name of Indianhead State Bank. In 1974, it changed its name to Chetek State Bank. Sterling Bank emerged from the consolidation of the Chetek State Bank and the Bank of Barron in 2001.

Today, with the addition of branches in Luck in 2002 and Rice Lake in 2004, Sterling Bank now has the leverage of more than $220 million of combined assets, the stability and experience of more than a century of doing business and most importantly, the commitment and personal service that comes from being a community bank. We look forward to continuing to provide our friends and neighbors with convenient, personal and professional banking services for years to come.



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For more information about any of our products or services please contact us at any of our branch locations or email info@sterlingbank.ws today.