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By Staff | Oct 26, 2018


Merchants Bank celebrates two promotions

The Board of Directors of Merchants Bank congratulates the following two Bank officers on their recent promotions.

Patricia Paul is now Chief Operations Officer. Mrs. Paul began her banking career with Merchants Bank in 1989 and has risen through the ranks since then, most recently serving as Head Cashier. “After Patricia’s many years of outstanding service, we are so pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion” stated Board Chair Jane Wyatt.

Laura Pfeifer has assumed the position of Cashier and Compliance Officer. Mrs. Pfeifer came to Merchants last year with 28 years of banking experience. “We are happy to recognize Laura’s experience and the contributions she has made to the Bank in a short time” said Board Chair Wyatt.

– Merchants Bank


Journey on the road

The Journey cancer survivor support group will take its next meeting on the road.

The group will take a road trip to Bottineau for “Pizza with John”, visiting one of their fellow participants. The group will meet in the lower parking lot at the Heart of America Medical Center Johnson Clinic’s lower parking lot at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Evening plans will depend on weather and road conditions.

– Tribune Staff Report

Rugby City Auditor completes certification

Jennifer Stewart, auditor for the city of Rugby, completed the Auditor’s Certification Program with the North Dakota League of Cities.

“This is a great honor for a city auditor,” said Chelsey Benson, training services and communications manager for the North Dakota League of Cities. “Each city can be proud of this accomplishment and will enjoy the benefits of having a city leader so committed to the future of the community.”

The Auditor’s Certification Program is an education requirement for city auditors passed during the 2017 Legislative Session. As of January 1, 2018, NDCC 40-16-03(18) requires new city auditors to complete training based on curriculum set by the North Dakota League of Cities. Training must be completed within one year of assuming office.

The certification program consists of five courses focusing on essential auditor skills, taxes and budgeting, meetings and records, human resources and communications. All five lessons are completed online with additional information available for auditors for reference.

The North Dakota League of Cities provides service, advocacy, leadership, education and support for North Dakota’s 357 incorporated cities. The Leadership Training Program is the cornerstone of the League’s commitment to providing city officials with the tools they need to govern effectively.

– N.D. League of Cities

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