By Correne Martin
Peoples State Bank is celebrating 100 years in 2014. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the bank will host an Open House, from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Dousman House in Prairie du Chien. Customers, current and former staff, friends and the general public are invited to enjoy this special event, with a brief program and recognition ceremony at 5 p.m. Complementary hors d’oeuvres, coffee, punch and a cash bar will be available. A commemorative book has been published and about 1,500 copies will be given out at the open house.
One year ago, when a bank committee started talking about the 100-year anniversary, they commissioned local historian Mary Antoine to write a book of the bank’s history.
“Once we started to research our past and develop that history, the magnitude of being here 100 years really started to set in,” stated Tom Farrell, retired president and CEO, and chairman of the board of directors.