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The Bank of Tioga donates $5,000 to help with local theater emergency heat needs

February 17, 2022

Crosby, ND, February 17, 2022 - The Bank of Tioga donated $5,000 to the Meadowlark Arts Council to help with the costs of a new heating system for the Dakota Theater in Crosby.

In late December, the theater boiler furnace stopped working and through community contributions new emergency heat has now been established until a long-term permanent solution can be determined.

“The Meadowlark Arts Council has been seeking funds for a replacement furnace in our Dakota Theater facility. Any, and all funds raised will be put toward the new furnace and any construction and/or cleanup involved. Every donation is appreciated, and thank you to The Bank of Tioga,” said Vonni Anderson with Meadowlark Arts Council.

The cost quoted for a replacement furnace is approximately $42,000.00, with the removal of the old furnace, plus construction costs and the cost of the diagnosis of the damage to the old furnace. 

The Meadowlark Arts Council exists to promote the arts in Divide County, including the Dakota Theater, local artists and concert series, and youth art and music educational programming. The theater is a big draw for the local community, youth and adults.

“We plan to add monthly art events such as painting classes, crafting lessons, gaming on the big screen, church sponsored family movie events periodically. Our hope is to push more usage of the building and have a gathering venue for those who are looking for something outside of sporting events,” added Anderson.

The Bank of Tioga loves to help promote rural economic development and quality of life amenities in the local communities. In fall 2021, the bank donated to the Meadowlark Arts Council for the purchase of admission to ensure movies could be shown there until the end of the year if attendance was an issue.

“We are grateful to financially support the Meadowlark Arts Council and continue our efforts in growing and diversifying the economy, arts and culture as well as the quality of life in Divide County,” said The Bank of Tioga President, Savanna Hendrickson.

Collectively since 2015, The Bank of Tioga has given over $18,000 to the Meadowlark Arts Council. The Bank of Tioga reinvests 10% of its net income annually hosting educational events, collaborating with local nonprofits and helping teach financial literacy.

To learn more about the Meadowlark Arts Council or to make a donation, visit

About The Bank of Tioga: At The Bank of Tioga, we IGNITE PROSPERITY® by helping our clients do more with their money. Whether it’s saving a little extra cash each month or accomplishing a long-term strategy, our goal is to help you transform your financial life. The Bank of Tioga was chartered in 1951 and was acquired by TS Contrarian Bancshares Inc., an affiliate of TS Banking Group in 2014. With $350 million in assets, The Bank of Tioga is committed to supporting local organizations and reinvests a portion of its net income back to the community. Branch locations include Tioga and Crosby, North Dakota. For more information visit