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First National Bank, ISSB lobbies closed — appointments only

First National Bank: Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, bank lobby access at all locations will now be limited to appointment only. Drive-through services, ATMs and digital services will remain available. Bankers will be proactively contacting customers who require timely service, such as mortgage closings and loan signings. To setup electronic services, visit for step-by-step instructions or callá877-782-2195 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ISSB bank: access to the lobby has now been limited to appointment only. The drive-up windows will remain open and customer service representatives will be available via phone or email during normal business hours. In-person appointments will be considered as needed. To request an appointment or speak with a Customer Service Representative call 888-508-0142. You can also access your account through the online banking and Mobile Banking App.

Union County Public Health moves to temporary location

Effective Nov. 11, Union County Public Health will be relocated temporarily to the Emergency Management Agency Building, 705 E. Taylor St. on Highway 34. Renovations are being done to their current building and should be finished by April 2021. Union County Public Health can be reached at 641-745-0124.

Local church
services canceled

The local United Methodist Churches of Afton, Arispe, Lorimor and Jerusalem have canceled services until further notice.

Cromwell church services have been canceled until Dec. 6.

Mario’s Sports Bar and Grill carry out only

Mario’s Sports Bar and Grill, located at 129 N. Pine St. in Creston is only offering carry out until further notice.

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