Thanks to all who participated over the course of this endeavor.

Steve, who got roped into this,  did his best for the benefit of the former bank in spite of not being on the board.

Bob Schuster was involved early and often and was the level-headed individual upon whom I relied when things sometimes got dicey.

I am unable to name everyone who provided support in a lot of ways.

Thanks to all of you viewers who commented in support of changing the board and the policies. You were the ones who really perpetuated this site and the hope that something could and would be done to save the once venerable institution, Citizens First National Bank.

Those who opposed us on this site; thank you for giving us your views. There is nothing wrong with disagreement.

The end.

I’m out of town, attending a wedding and get a call at 4:50 p.m. It’s on. The feds are here and the bank is being closed.


We knew it was coming.

One Hundred Forty Seven Years of tradition ends.

But a new beginning. Best wishes to Heartland and all of the employees who’ve retained their jobs. Good for you.

Read the FDIC press release here.

Give credit where it is due. Be sure to thank the following personnel when you see them:

Tony Sorcic

Craig Wesner

Gary Bruce

Steve Samet

Sharon Covert

John Ernat

and the rest of the board.