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The Many Hats of Sam Hould

One of our most enjoyable blog series is the Many Hats series, where we learn more about our employees! We get to know what they do outside of the workplace, how they are involved in their communities, what brings them joy, and other interesting information they share with us! This one is no exception. Read […]

Back to School Requires Many Hands

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer as well as back to school time for children across Montana. Our Sidney bank  has stepped up to support elementary students begin the school year with a good start. We have just wrapped up the second successful year of donating over 600 new backpacks to Sidney elementary […]

Best Practices in Avoiding Home Insurance Claims

Homeowner claims in Montana are just as diverse as its terrain. Not withstanding the Father’s Day Tornado in 2010, Billings experienced a series of catastrophic hail storms in 2016 and 2017 (not to mention the August 11, 2019 severe storm), while Missoula experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2017 and most recently a 4.1 in […]

The Many Hats of Doug Kallenberger

We can’t have a “Many Hats” blog without bringing a cowboy hat into the mix, and Doug Kallenberger, Vice President, Ag Loan Officer in Havre, is just the guy to wear it! His ranching background, love for the sport of rodeo and the success he has had makes for a true Montana story! Doug, who […]

PLANNING AHEAD: Will-Full Thinking

In our last blog, we wrote about some of the technical and legal aspects of creating a will. Now let’s address the more personal side: your life, family, and stuff, and who will take care of it. You’ll need to ask yourself (and your spouse—if you’re married, this is a good joint exercise) some questions, […]

Camping – The Great  Montana Pastime

Summer is in full swing.  If you’ve driven the interstate, it’s most likely been full of RVs, trailers and pick-ups, packed in anticipation of camping adventures. Camping is one of those activities that people either love or hate. Sleeping under the stars isn’t for everyone. But for me, it’s heaven. Cool air, dark nights, warm […]

Lower Rates, Not Just a Lower Payment

It’s a cycle as predictable as time itself; mortgage rates take a dip and the advertisements touting lower monthly payments for your home loan fill your mailbox/inbox. We find ourselves in the thick of that phenomenon right now as the interest rates for residential mortgage loans are at lows not seen since 2017. And sure, refinancing […]