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First Southeast Bank of Harmony completes remodel


Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Progress Edition

The First Southeast Bank of Harmony, Minn. began a large remodeling project in October of 2012 with the purpose of providing additional space as well as added privacy. The project was completed in October of 2013 and is very impressive.

The renovation had been discussed for six years prior to starting with many options discussed, including building a new facility in a different location in town but the consensus was to stay on Main Street where the bank has always been an important part of the community and is easily accessible to residents.

Improvements made were enlarging the bookkeeping space, changing the drive-up area, extending the lobby, and adding a new accounts office. Offices were remodeled, décor was updated, and a public restroom was installed as well. The addition size is 25 x 90 feet with a full basement underneath the addition to provide much needed storage space.

The project manager of the design and build was the Samuels Group of Wausau, Wisc. which according to the company website, samuelsgroup.net, “provides comprehensive construction, remodeling, furnishing and design services for new and existing projects.”

According to bank President Chris Skaalen, both employees and customers appreciate the improvements that have been made with customers giving staff complimentary comments on the new look of the bank. Chris states “everybody loves it” saying that the biggest thing customers have noticed is more privacy.

The First Southeast Bank was established in 1893 as the Harmony State Bank and today is owned by the Jerome and Barbara Bushman family. The family purchased the Canton State Bank in 1989 and it was merged with the First Southeast Bank of Harmony in 2011.

A wide variety of services are offered at First Southeast Bank including debit/ATM service, internet banking, telephone banking, safe deposit boxes, e-statements, visa credit and gift cards, savings bonds, checking, savings and investments, loans, and fax and copying services.

More changes are coming to the bank in the near future as the website, www.firstsoutheastbank.com, states “over the next few months, we will be unveiling a number of new products to make your banking experience better.” It is obvious that First South East Bank wants to be on the cutting edge of the technology offered to banking institutions. < .....
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Susan Flatten

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Susan Flatten, 55, of Harmony, Minn. passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Susan was born on August 27, 1958 to Marion (Sears) and Roy Caldwell. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1976. Marri ..... 
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Leanord D. Skaalen

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Leonard D. Skaalen, of Harmony, Minn. passed away peacefully at Harmony Community Healthcare on January 17, 2014 at the age of 93. Leonard was born on July 1, 1920 to Knute and Christine (Korstad) Skaalen in Boyd, Minn., the youngest of eight chi ..... 
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Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson

Tue, Jan 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson age 67, of Harmony, Minn., died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, at her home in Harmony. Caryl Ann was born February 21, 1946 in Granger, MN, the daughter of Verl and Gertrude (Hovey) Bestor. She marrie ..... 
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Harmony City Council discusses sidewalk assessments

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

Brett Grabau of Bonestroo presented the Harmony City Council with the completed Feasibility Report on the 1st Ave street project at their regular meeting on January 14. The report analyzed the street, the project itself, and the cost associated. The ..... 
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Donald A. Cummings

Wed, Jan 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Donald A. Cummings, age 95, of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, January 13, 2014, at the Harmony Care Center in Harmony. Don was born May 17, 1918 at Elma Iowa to Clyde and Ruth (Garrett) Cummings. He graduated from Elma High School. He married Ann Sc ..... 
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Lawrence L. Hudson

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Lawrence L. Hudson, age 80, of rural Harmony, Minn. died at his home on Friday, December 27, 2013 surrounded by his family. Larry was born July 28, 1933 in Canton, Minn. to Lawrence M. and Orabell (Pierce) Hudson. He graduated from the Canton Hig ..... 
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Donald Ray Mohs

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Donald Ray Mohs age 88, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Donald was born January 20, 1925 near Granger, Minn., the son of Emil and Edna (Ludwig) Mohs. As a young boy his family ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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