What Sets Us Apart

Committed to Our Community

Bank of Prairie du Sac is one of the few locally owned, independent community banks in the region and the only truly local bank in greater Sauk Prairie. With more than $575 million in assets, the Bank of Prairie du Sac offers a full range of financial services to residents, businesses, and ag operations throughout Sauk Prairie and the surrounding area.

Truly Local

Bank of Prairie du Sac has been serving the greater Sauk Prairie area as a locally owned bank for more than a century. Whenever you call, email, or stop by, you will talk to a member of our team — not a call center or robot.

Convenient

We make all decisions locally and quickly, and we know the local market because we live here too. With our online and remote business services, you can bank right from your home, office, or whenever you want.

Tech-savvy

We have the expertise and technology to help you manage your money at any stage of life.

Our Mission

Enhance, strengthen, and protect the financial wellbeing of those we touch, one relationship at a time.

Our Accolades

Best of Bauer 5-Star Excellence — BauerFinancial Inc.

To receive this honor, a bank must earn Bauer’s 5-Star rating for at least 100 consecutive quarters. (We are currently at 124 quarters.) Fewer than 5% of the nation’s banks have earned Bauer’s top rating for more than 25 years straight!

  • October 2020

5-Star Rating — Bauer Financial & Bankrate.com

Selected banks operating in south-central Wisconsin are eligible for this accolade. Few financial institutions earn the highest five-star ratings from both Bankrate.com and Bauer Financial.

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Financial Education Innovation Award — Wisconsin Bankers Association

  • November 2019

Top Work Place — Wisconsin State Journal

  • February 2020
  • February 2019

Thrive Award — Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce

  • January 2019

MARC Award

  • May 2018

Top Performing Community Bank — The Independent Community Bankers of America®

Bank of Prairie du Sac ranked #14 out of community banks with assets $300 to $500 million (Distinction of ROA Subchapter C Banks).

  • April 2016

Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America — DepositAccounts.com

Bank of Prairie du Sac ranked Rank #109 out of 6,998 banks.

  • May 2015

Our History

Bank of Prairie du Sac operates under a charter granted to the Peoples State Bank on March 22, 1916. The original bank was located at the corner of Galena and Water Street in Prairie du Sac.

In January 1932, the Peoples State Bank and the Prairie Sauk Bank merged to form Bank of Prairie du Sac. The founders were business executives, farmers, and community leaders. Joseph B. Ragatz served as the first president until 1921; only six presidents have served under the bank's charter since 1916.

Our steadfast group of shareholders includes several descendants of the bank’s founding members.

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