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First State Bank Southwest

2022 Community Pride Awards

Spirit of Community Pride

by Abi Fest, Marketing Specialist

We congratulate Bill Sandbulte, Carol Scotting, and Mick Eggers for being selected as the 2022 Spirit of Community Pride Award recipients from First State Bank Southwest. The award is given to "recognize someone who has made a positive impact on our community by contributing time, talent, financial support, and leadership to their communities and its citizens.” Each recipient also chose a nonprofit organization to give a donation from First State Bank Southwest in their honor. Bill chose the Edgerton Ambulance Association, Carol chose Pipestone County 4-H, and Mick chose the Sunset Hospice Cottage.


Bill has been actively involved in the Edgerton area as a business owner, Edgerton Food Center. He has been involved with the Edgerton Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the chamber board and helps at many events. Bill and his wife, Diane, are members of Bethel Reformed Church in Leota where Bill serves on the consistory. Bill has taken time off in the past to serve on several mission trips. He is also a member of the board at Edgebrook Care Center. One of his biggest commitments is volunteering as an EMT for the Edgerton Ambulance Association. He has been an EMT for 34 years, part of which he served as an EMT in Leota. He has also served on the board. To read more, head over to the Edgerton Enterprise newspaper by clicking this link ---> Sandbulte Receives Community Award – Edgerton Enterprise

Carol recently retired in November 2021 after 38 1/2 years of service to the Pipestone County 4-H program ran through the University of Minnesota Extension Office. She has also served in several other volunteer roles in the community for various organizations including the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Committee and its Annual Youth Ribbon Auction held during the Pipestone County Fair. A lifelong member of 4-H herself, Carol’s children and grandchildren have participated in 4-H as well. In 2017, she and her family were inducted into the Pipestone County 4-H Hall of Fame. Carol said at the reception, “Thank you. I’m humbled to receive this honor and I want to continue to make the best in our community better," which happens to be part of the 4-H motto. To read more, head over to the Pipestone Chamber of Commerce Newsletter by clicking this link ---> Carol Scotting Receives 2022 Community Pride Award from First State Bank Southwest - News

Mick has been a member of the Elks for 20 years, earning an Officer of the Year and Elk of the Year award during that time, and a member of the American Legion for 10 years. He has served on the Police Civil Service Commission. He spent six years on the King Turkey Day Board of Directors and was a member of the race team in 2002 and 2007. To read more, head over to the Globe newspaper by clicking this link ---> Eggers earns 2022 Community Pride Award

We thank Bill, Carol, and Mick for their dedication and countless hours of service to the communities. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and celebrate with Bill, Carol, and Mick. An incredibly well-deserved honor from First State Bank Southwest. 


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