Celebrating 117 Years
of Dedication, Loyalty & Community
At Points West Community Bank, we’re proud of the last 117 years – the people who established our bank, the ones who expanded it, the communities that welcomed us, and especially the customers who have trusted us to serve and support them.
As is true with any operation, you don’t get to be 117 years old without grit, trust, and, of course, loyal customers and employees. From the bankers we hire to the businesses we support, it’s an honor and privilege to raise up those around us.
Over the Years…The History of Points West Community Bank
Since 1906, Points West has remained a true community bank, locally-owned and managed and committed to ensuring that the interests of our customers come first. History matters, and to celebrate ours, we are illustrating the stories of our predecessors as well as our customers, their families and businesses.
Stories of Grit
Read the Stories that Have Allowed Us to Build a History We Are Proud of.
Meet Tom Sr., the Pioneer of Points West’s Growth
First & foremost, Tom Olson Sr. is a son of Lisco, Nebraska. Born the youngest son of Harold & Helen Olson, Tom was raised in the small panhandle town. At just seven years old, he earned his first job working as a ranch hand for Rush Creek Land and Livestock...
The Legacy of Reuben Lisco, Points West Founder
Reuben was renowned as one of the community’s leading citizens and was strongly identified as a pioneer rancher and progressive contributor to the Lisco, Nebraska area. Ruben was a resident of the county since 1881, arriving that year from Platte county, where he had...
Meet Harold, Who Laid the Foundation for Points West Future
Harold Olson went to work for Reuben Lisco at the Lisco State Bank in 1924 and eventually took over for Lisco in 1939 after Lisco’s passing. Olson was also left in charge of Reuben’s estate, after years of friendship and earning his trust. Olson was born and raised in...
We Want to Hear From You!
Share your stories of Grit & Determination
To be celebrated alongside our predecessors as well as our customers, their families and businesses, send in your story of grit by filling out the form below.