Wahoo bank reopens after being destroyed by fire

Published: Feb. 19, 2019 at 2:38 PM CST
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More than two years ago, flames shot from the roof of the Wahoo State Bank.

A malfunction holiday light caused the blaze that took volunteers from five fire departments to put out.

On Tuesday, customers and employees attended a ribbon cutting that marked the reopening of the bank that was established in 1932.

The old building had to be torn down to make way for the multi-million dollar project in the heart of downtown Wahoo.

"So I think it just brings more traffic. People can shop and do multiple things while they're downtown, so it does help our downtown economy," Wahoo State Bank president Greg Hohl said.

The family-owned bank has 20 employees and about 3,000 customers from Saunders and surrounding counties.

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