Riverstone Bank


Stig Hallingbye

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Riverstone Bank has a long and dedicated history in the communities it has served and will continue to offer that same level of dedication and committment throught the coming years.

First State Bank was officially chartered September 12, 1935. On October 8th, we opened at the corner of 16th Street and 1st Avenue in Scottsbluff. In July of 1981, we found our current home at the corner of 20th and Broadway. We purchased The Bank of Gering in October of 1986 creating a convenient second location.

The 21st century arrived and we once again outgrew our surroundings. We expanded our facility and added Classic One Insurance to the company in an effort to better serve our customers. In April 2004 we merged First State Bank, Colorado Springs, Colorado, a bank we have owned since 1995, into the Scottsbluff bank.

In June of 2019, we merged with our long-time partner, Security First Bank, with locations in Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. This union allowed First State Bank customers to bank in 3 different states at one of six different locations.

November 5, 2021 brought forth another postive move forward, as we offcially merged with Riverstone Bank of Eagle, NE.  Riverstone Bank is a Nebraska community bank specializing in agricultural, business, and personal banking. As a full-service financial institution, we can provide everything from checking, savings and CD accounts to loans and investment programs.  At our Scottsbluff and Gering locations, we also offer Insurance through our Independent Insurance Agency, Classic One Insurance.

The Riverstone Bank brand was introduced in early 2021, when we brought together two long-standing community banks, Tri Valley Bank of Talmage, NE, and Eagle State Bank of Eagle, NE. As a result of the merger, we gained increased lending capabilities and the ability to keep pace with the most advanced online and mobile banking systems.

Riverstone Bank serves an existing customer base that extends into rural communities across Eastern Nebraska, including the Lincoln and Omaha markets. We operate three full-service branches in Eagle, NE, Talmage, NE, & Syracuse, NE.

Riverstone Bank’s legacy extends back to 1884, when the original charter was issued in Talmage, NE. The Eagle Branch opened its doors in 1974, and we’ve had a presence in Syracuse, NE, since 2019. While a great deal has changed over the years, our commitment to serving local people and growing Nebraska communities remains the same today as it was back then. Riverstone Bank is fully owned by Nebraskans who care about helping our state’s economy prosper.

Through long-term customer relationships and referrals, and with the support of knowledgeable personnel, Riverstone Bank has grown from assets of $100,000 in 1935 to 487 Million as of November 5, 2021. First State Bank has the distinction of being the oldest locally owned and operated bank in Nebraska. We have the strength and stability to serve all your needs today, tomorrow, and in the future!