ten businessmen from the Glendive community, Richard P.
Carney, Dale Cox, Duane D. Friez, H.D. (Bob) Hilger,
Albert C. Houck, Curtis A. Meeds, Robert E. Newton,
George Samuelson, Westley J. Toepke and George J.
Urbanec, decided to charter and open a new bank in
Glendive. On October 23, 1979 they received the charter
for First Fidelity Bank.
In 1994 Terry Lobdell, Steve Ohs, Westley J. Toepke,
Gene Weinreis and Brian Robertson purchased First
Fidelity Bank and in 1995 changed the name of the bank
to Community First Bank. Their choice, in the new name
for the bank, was done to thank the past, present and
future customers for their patronage ….. because the
owners felt that the community comes first. Thence the
new name – COMMUNITY FIRST BANK.
The staff of Community First Bank is here to serve your
personal and business banking needs. We were, and still
are, a locally owned bank committed to being YOUR
Please stop and visit with our friendly staff about your
banking questions or needs.