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Shelby County State Bank's website has a fresh look and improved navigation designed for quick and easy access to products and services.

Features of the redesign include a new, expansive Information Security Center. This section highlights the safeguards that SCSB already has in place for your accounts as well as steps you can take to protect your personal information online.

There is also an entire section dedicated to specifically to business banking. This portion features an extensive small business resource section with business tools and interactive workshops for starting, marketing and managing your business.

The online banking log-in for both business and personal accounts are available directly from the home screen. Once you're logged in to online banking, you'll see no changes and may continue to manage your accounts just as you did previously.

Our new site is user friendly with top-of-the line features providing the tools necessary to find the information you need efficiently and effectively.

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Using Wi-Fi: Connect With Care

If you ever travel, chances are you will encounter a Wi-Fi hotspot (network) or two. Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops and other public places can be convenient, but they are often not secure and can leave you at risk.

Whether you are entertaining the kids by streaming a video on a laptop, downloading new travel applications (apps) on your smartphone, or even taking your tablet poolside, there are precautions you should take to make sure your personal information is safe.

First and foremost, connect with care. If you are online through an unsecured network, you should be aware that malicious individuals may have established a Wi-Fi network with the intent to eavesdrop on your connection. This could allow them to steal your credentials, financial information or other sensitive and personal information. It is also possible that they could infect your system with malware. Any free Wi-Fi should be considered “unsecure”. Therefore, be cautious about the sites you visit and the information you release.


Here are six tips to remember when using Wi-Fi:

  • Keep an updated machine. Having the latest security software, operating system, Web browser, and apps can help protect you from the malware and other threats you may encounter when using Wi-Fi.
  • Do not assume that the Wi-Fi connection is secure. Many hotspots do not encrypt the information you send on the Wi-Fi network.
  • Do not log into accounts, especially financial accounts, when using public wireless networks.
  • Do not log onto sites that do not seem legitimate. Clues for this could include the URL being misspelled or not matching the name that you were given by the place of business. It is not uncommon for cybercriminals to set up a Wi-Fi network called “free Wi-Fi” in airports, hotels, and other public places.
  • A cellular 3G/4G connection is generally safer than a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Consider turning off features on your computer or mobile devices that allow you to automatically connect to Wi-Fi.
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Grand Prize and Second Semester Winners Drawn in Pays for A's Program


For the eighth year, SCSB will be offering the Pays for A's program for area middle and high school students.

The Pays for A's program allows middle and high school students who receive an “A” on their quarterly reports card to bring it in to any SCSB location to receive scholarship entries and a coupon for a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. All entries are then entered in a drawing each semester for a $100 scholarship savings account from each respective school in the SCSB area including AHST, HCHS, IKM Manning and Exira-EHK in conjunction with other surrounding schools. At the end of the school year, all entries are then entered for a chance to win the grand prize, a $1000 scholarship savings account.

Winners of $100 scholarship savings accounts for the second semester of the 2012-2013 school year from each respective school and their surrounding area were as follows:


The grand prize winner of a $1000 scholarship savings account drawn from all of the school year's entries was Adam Juhl of HCHS.

Adam received his prize from Kevin Campbell, President & CEO of Shelby County State Bank.

Charley Merrill of the Elk Horn SCSB Office presented Trever Schulz with his $100 Pays for A's scholarship savings account certificate.   The IKM-Manning area school winner of the Pays for A's program was Jacob Thraen. He received his $100 scholarship savings account from Carol Carter of the Irwin SCSB Office.   Travis Lane of the Shelby SCSB Office presented Taylor Peterson of HCHS with her $100 Pays for A's scholarship savings account award.   Austin Sondag of Tri-Center was the second semester winner of the AHST-area schools Pays for A's program. Rick Ohlinger of the Portsmouth SCSB Office presented the certificate.

The deadline for first and second quarter report card entries is January 31, 2014.
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MOBILE BANKING: Coming this Fall!

Mobile Banking will soon be available to all registered Online Banking customers. (Not available for businesses at this time) Soon you’ll be able to just sign in with your Online Banking user name and password for a secure mobile banking experience.

Access Your Accounts
Check your balance, view and search your transaction history, anytime, anywhere. You'll be able to view your Shelby County State Bank accounts in one easy glance – checking, savings, CD, credit card, home equity and personal loan accounts.

At Shelby County State Bank, security is always our top priority. Log in with your Online Banking User ID and Password. Account information is never stored on your phone and data transmissions are encrypted with the same secure technology as online banking.

Find an ATM or Branch
Right from the home screen you can locate the Shelby County State Bank office or ATM closest to you by using the GPS on your mobile device.

Mobile Check Deposit
With our mobile app, you can deposit checks without making a trip to the bank. Simply choose the checking account you’d like to deposit into, enter the amount, take a picture of the front and back of your check, and submit. Like your other deposits, it will show up in your account detail once the check clears. You can also view images of previous checks you’ve deposited with the app.

Pay Your Bills
Now you can pay your bills to the vendors you set up in your online banking account, on the go. You can either make a one-time payment or set up a convenient recurring payment from your Shelby County State Bank checking account.

Transfer Funds
It's also easy to transfer funds between your Shelby County State Bank accounts. Create a new scheduled transfer or review, edit or cancel pending transfers.

For Personal Accounts Only. Your mobile carrier's message and data rates may apply. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc.

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Junior Savers' Club Members “Do You Know When It Will Snow?”


We've all heard the folklore for weather forecasting: Count the number of foggy mornings in August or a ring around the moon means snow in 30 days. In reality, a kids' guess may be as good as anyone's! Which is why we thought it would be fun to hold a contest for all of our Junior Savers' Club members to let us know what day they think we'll have our first snow of the season.

To enter the “Do You Know When It Will Snow?” contest, simply fill out the attached entry form from your Junior Savers' Club member and return it to any Shelby County State Bank location. Or, you can email your entry to webmst@scsbnet.com. On your entry, please include: 1) What day you think we'll see our first snowfall and 2) How much snow you think we'll get (we will use that as a tie breaker).

The snow must be measurable (over ½ inch), and since we have several bank locations, the Harlan Municipal Airport will be the official measurement site. One entry per Junior Savers' Club member, please. All entries must be submitted to SCSB by October 15, 2013. Prizes for the top three guesses will be $20, $15, $10 – that's more money for you to save!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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Using Wi-Fi: Connect With Care
Grand Prize and Second Semester Winners Drawn in Pay's for A's Program
Coming this Fall!
Junior Savers' Club Members “Do You Know When It Will Snow?

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