[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 156 (Monday, August 14, 1995)]
[Notices]
[Page 41890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-19984]



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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Merchants Bancorp, Inc., et al. Formations of; Acquisitions by; 
and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied for the Board's 
approval under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 
1842) and Sec.  225.14 of the Board's Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.14) to 
become a bank holding company or to acquire a bank or bank holding 
company. The factors that are considered in acting on the applications 
are set forth in section 3(c) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)).
    Each application is available for immediate inspection at the 
Federal Reserve Bank indicated. Once the application has been accepted 
for processing, it will also be available for inspection at the offices 
of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views 
in writing to the Reserve Bank or to the offices of the Board of 
Governors. Any comment on an application that requests a hearing must 
include a statement of why a written presentation would not suffice in 
lieu of a hearing, identifying specifically any questions of fact that 
are in dispute and summarizing the evidence that would be presented at 
a hearing.
    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these 
applications must be received not later than September 7, 1995.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (James A. Bluemle, Vice 
President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690:
    1. Merchants Bancorp, Inc., Aurora, Illinois; to acquire 100 
percent of the voting shares of Valley Banc Services Corp., St. 
Charles, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire Anchor Bank, 
Grayslake, Illinois; Fox Valley Bank, St. Charles, Illinois; Hinckley 
State Bank, Hinckley, Illinois; and State Bank of Osco, Osco, Illinois.
    2. WFC, Inc., Waukon, Iowa; to acquire 100 percent of the voting 
shares of Viking State Bank & Trust, Decorah, Iowa (in organization).
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (James M. Lyon, Vice 
President) 250 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480:
    1. Western Dakota Holding Company, Timber Lake, South Dakota; to 
become a bank holding company by acquiring 50.02 percent of the voting 
shares of Dewey County Bank, Timber Lake, Minneosta.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (John E. Yorke, Senior Vice 
President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198:
    1. BFM Bancshares, Inc., Kingman, Kansas; to become a bank holding 
company by acquiring 81.025 percent of the voting shares of State Bank 
of Kingman, Kingman, Kansas.
    2. Unison Bancorp, Inc., Lenexa, Kansas; to become a bank holding 
company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Western 
National Bank, Lenexa, Kansas (in formation).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 8, 
1995.
William W. Wiles,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 95-19984 Filed 8-11-95; 8:45 am]
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