Midwest Bank is a true community bank, whose roots date back to 1952, when the Cooper family acquired Farmers National Bank of Pilger. The Cooper Family acquired more banks over the years and brought them all together to establish Midwest Bank in 1999. For five generations the Cooper family has passed on the philosophy of working together to assess and respond to the needs of customers; working together to continue as a good employer, to demonstrate corporate citizenship and provide a fair return to shareholders; and working together to give something back to the communities served. Over the years the Cooper family has given generously in response to civic and charitable requests. In 1997, a charitable foundation was established to further this spirit of giving. Jim's daughter, Lu Schell, is president of the Cooper Family Foundation.
Midwest Bank focuses on the financial and civic needs in the markets we serve. The bank's solid capital position provides the financial strength to support larger lending limits, new loan types, and the latest customer conveniences and technological advances. This, together with a strong emphasis on personal service, allows Midwest Bank and its clients to excel in the communities they serve.
Today, Midwest Bank has 10 locations in 9 communities across Eastern Nebraska.