HJ - Bank Iowa Architect Drawing Rear View

An architect’s conceptual drawing of the new Bank Iowa building on the Clarinda square shows the drive-through lanes on the back of the builidng. The view is from 16th Street looking north. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23. (graphic courtesy of Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture of Omaha, Nebraska)

Bank Iowa, in partnership with the Clarinda Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the construction of its new bank facility on 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 with a ground-breaking ceremony. The new facility will be built on the southwest corner of the Courthouse square across from the Page County Courthouse.

The public is invited to attend. Remarks by Clarinda Mayor, Lisa Hull, Bank Iowa Regional President, Gilbert Thomas, and Bank Iowa’s Board of Directors Chair, Paige Duncan, will begin promptly at 11 am. Bank Iowa is owned by the Duncan and Barr families which both originated from Clarinda, and Harry Barr will also be in attendance.

Bank Iowa’s new facility replaces three unoccupied buildings located on East Main Street, which were removed in the fall of 2018. The bank will donate its existing main bank facility, at 101 N 15th Street, to the city of Clarinda.

According to Bank Iowa Regional President Gilbert Thomas, the new facility was designed to respect the integrity of the historic Courthouse square setting.

“We’ve enjoyed working with the city and our architect to develop a modern facility that bears the hallmarks you’d expect to find in a thriving community square like Clarinda,” said Thomas. “We’re very proud of the plans and can’t wait to see them come to fruition. Clarinda is where Bank Iowa began, and it’s been an honor to be part of a project that continues to enhance this distinctive Iowa community that we call home.”

With more than $1.3 billion in assets, Bank Iowa ranks as one of the leading independent ag banks and the second-largest family owned bank in the state. Farmers, families and businesses access Bank Iowa’s products and services through 25 locations in 22 communities, as well as online and on mobile devices. To learn more, visit bankiowa.bank. Member FDIC.

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