Farmers State Bank - A Banking Tradition Since 1910

About Us

FSB Mission Statement

We are committed to helping customers achieve financial success through the delivery of quality products and superior customer service.

This bank is, and will be, a responsible employer dedicated to the personal and professional growth of its employees.

We recognize and encourage the involvement of our employees within the communities we serve. We will not knowingly take actions that contradict the best interests of our communities,  its businesses, or its families.

Through these commitments to our customers, communities, and employees we will preserve and enhance shareholder value.

FSB History

The Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois has been a financial  partner with area communities since its original charter as the Farmers State Bank of Alpha on January 22, 1910.

In May of 1980, Alpha Banco, Inc. was formed and purchased a majority of Farmers State Bank of Alpha. The shareholders of Alpha Banco, Inc. are Leon W. Robinson, Donald S. Robinson, and Thomas H. Robinson.

In March of 1983, an office was established in New Windsor. That community had not had a local bank since the Depression.

In May of 1988, the Bank of Viola was purchased and the name changed to Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois, to be more inclusive of the community that the Bank serves.

In January of 1989 the Bank expanded the Alpha office by remodeling the adjacent building into offices and a meeting room.

Alpha Banco, Inc. purchased the Bank of Alexis in September of 1990. In December of 1990, Alpha Banco, Inc. became the sole owner of Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois

In October of 1992 The Bank of Alexis was merged with Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois. In November of 1992, a new office was opened in Woodhull.

In the fall of 1994 construction was started on a new building in Aledo.  That office opened in March of 1995.

In the fall of 2003 construction was started on a new building in Viola.  That office opened in April of 2004.

We are proud of our growth and continue to serve these communities and their surrounding areas with superior customer service.