In order to more clearly reflect the heritage of the
people and communities we serve along with a commitment
to providing superior local banking services, Prairie
Financial Bancorp is pleased to announce our bank
locations known as The Stewardson National Bank and The
Effingham National Bank have changed their names to
Prairie National Bank effective June 1, 2005.
A great deal of thought has been put into the new
Prairie National Bank identity. We were founded as
The Stewardson National Bank in 1928. We opened
The Effingham National Bank location in 2001. With
77 years of service, this was an important decision for
the Board of Directors and management to make. We
are excited about how our new name reflects our
geographic location and the deep roots we have in the
Prairie National Bank, with locations in Stewardson and
Effingham, is a community bank that is owned, managed
and operated by members of the local community.
Community membership is what keeps us striving to
support local farmers, businesses and the personal needs
of our community. We are dedicated to serving the
people of both Shelby and Effingham counties and the
surrounding area by offering the best service that our
experienced staff of directors, officers and employees
can provide. As our technology and products
continue to grow, we will strive to even better serve
While the name has changed, there are several important
issues that have not changed.
The same local ownership is still in place.
The bank has not been sold!
No staff changes are planned. You will see
the same friendly faces.
All accounts and services remain the same.
You do not have to order new checks.
You may continue to transact your business at
either Prairie National Bank locations.
Prairie National Bank is an Equal Opportunity
Lender and Member FDIC. The record of bank
Prairie National Bank is a full service community
bank. Lending services include farm loans,
business loans, consumer loans and home mortgage loans.
Checking services include free checking, NOW and Money
Market accounts, business checking and the Shazam check
card. We also offer certificates of deposit,
savings accounts and individual retirement accounts
(IRA). You can enjoy the convenience of drive-up
banking, phone banking at 1-888-PNB-3236 or (217)
682-5400 and online banking at
www.prairienational.com along with a number of other
Prairie National Bank has grown because of our strong
commitment to the needs of our customers and our
community. It is our desire to exceed the
expectations of the people like you that we serve every
Thank you for being part of our bank family.
John N. Richards
President & Chairman of the Board
Prairie National Bank Stewardson, IL • 217-682-3236 Member FDIC
Effingham, IL • 217-342-3200 Member FDIC