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Meissers feel at home with Hiawatha National Bank

Jim and Jeanene Meisser became the new owners of Hiawatha National Bank June 30.

HAGER CITY--Jim Meisser has called Wisconsin home for most of his life.

However, for the last few years, Meisser was working for the Chicago field office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and realized he needed a change.

"You can take the boy out of Wisconsin, but not Wisconsin out of the boy," his wife Jeanene explained.

With that in mind, Jim, who has been a banking regulator for 25 years, and Jeanene, who has worked in banks all her career, set their paths on a new horizon.

Enter Hiawatha National Bank (HNB) with its small-town theme (locations in Hager City, Maiden Rock and Glenwood City).

"We loved the family atmosphere and thought the staff was exceptional," Jeanene said.

The two parties signed on the dotted line June 30.

For more please read the July 22 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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