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Our Sterling Club plans several trips and activities each year. For more information about these events visit our Sterling Club page or call Cheryl at (715) 924-4817.


August, 2017

Get Your Photos in the 2018 Sterling Bank Calendar

CHETEK, Wis. -- Sterling Bank is looking for original, previously unpublished, non-commercially licensed photographs to print in our annual FREE Sterling Bank calendar for 2018. See the guidelines below.

  • A Photo Release Form MUST be submitted with all images. (click to download)

  • Pictures of anything that represents the greater community to you are welcomed (events, locations, things, scenic landscapes, wildlife, Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter scenes…) Creative images/content encouraged.

  • Images should be JPG, PDF, EPS, TIF or PNG format and shot in high resolution. Please do not edit or alter images.

  • HOW TO SUBMIT: Drop off a CD/DVD at your local branch or e-mail to photos@sterlingbank.ws. Please include your name and contact information.

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please submit by October 7, 2017 to be considered for publication.


August, 2017

Bank Employees Help Build Playground for Local Elementary School

CHETEK, Wis. -- The unloading and building of a new playground at Roselawn Elementary School in Chetek began Wednesday, August 9 with help from community volunteers. A dozen Sterling Bank employees were among those who helped put together the new equipment.

The group spent the afternoon building and placing new play structures. Having community volunteers help with installation saved the school in excess of $30,000. The main playground will feature a modular structure that has slides, climbers, decks, things for children to hang on and a bridge. There is also a piece of equipment called a play web that is going in there as well. The play surfaces are beubg upgraded to be safer. There will be sandboxes added with “diggables” and shade structures.

Lee Recreation, of Cambridge, designed the new playground and is assisting with the build. The school administration expressed its gratitude to Sterling Bank for stepping up and filling an entire shift of volunteers. Overall the project had great support from the community and the installation went very well. 


July, 2017

Sterling Bank Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

CHETEK, Wis. --  A dozen local high school graduates have been chosen for a $1,000 scholarship from Sterling Bank. The scholarships are intended to help students pay for their pursuit of a college education. Three students each from Luck, Barron, Rice Lake and Chetek\Weyerhaeuser High Schools were selected. During the nine years, Sterling Bank has awarded $108,000 in scholarships to nine dozen area students. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s demonstration of leadership, good judgment, work ethic and character. Also considered is participation in scholastic and/or athletic endeavors, volunteer activities, pursuit of academic excellence and a desire to better the community.

This year’s Sterling Bank Scholarship winners from Barron High School are Alyssa Johnson, Sara Gonske and Molly Boe.

Scholarship winners from Rice Lake High School are Zachary Buchli, Michelle Dahlberg and Abigail Solum   Zachary Buchli is planning to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth to study Mechanical Engineering. Michelle Dahlberg will attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to study Spanish Education. Abigail Solum will enroll at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and plans to major in Food Sciences and Technology. 

Winners from Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School are David Bognar, Alexandria Beers and Audrey Macone.   David Bognar will attend the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) to major in computer science. Alexandria Beers has selected Normandale Community College to pursue a degree in dental hygiene studies. Audrey Macone will head to St. Cloud State where she plans to study nursing

Sterling Bank Scholarship winners from Luck High School were Graham Hershfield, Olivia Nielsen and Jacob Aguado.   Graham Hershfield has chosen to attend UW-River Falls to study exercise and sports medicine. Olivia Nielsen will enroll at UW-Stevens Point and pursue general studies while deciding on a degree program. Jacob Aguado plans to major in chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University.


2017 Sterling Club Events Announced

Make plans now to be part of our Sterling Club trips for 2017. These events are offered to Sterling Club members first - then opened up to the general public if any additional seats are available. For more information about the Sterling Club or any of the upcoming events contact Cheryl at (715) 924-4817.




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