" A group
of people having common interests: a farming community; a rural
" Sharing, mutual participation, and fellowship"
is composed of you, our customers, our directors, and all of us
at THE BANK. From roots in the small town of Winona, Kansas
in 1963, THE BANK has expanded to serve the much larger community
of northwest Kansas, but our mission remains the same: to provide
financial services and products necessary for our customers to
grow and prosper.
We are a leader in the area of agricultural financing,
because the economy of northwest Kansas is based primarily upon
because we enjoy the work and have the experience and expertise
to meet the challenge. The financing requirements of the agricultural
community have changed dramatically over recent years, and our
and service offerings have kept pace with this change. We do
our best to be informed on the latest, proven agricutural production
so that we can help our customers make sound decisions. THE BANK
has great confidence in our community's agriculturalists and
realize that our success is intertwined with yours.
community, ours is a diverse group united by common interests and
goals. THE BANK wishes to provide services for
of our community by also offering a full range of banking products
for personal and non-agricultural commercial customers.
would also like to take a moment to say that we are proud of our
Directors who come from all the area branches. They
interests, but are all committed to their local community.
The Farmers State
Bank was organized on June 16, 1917, at Page City, Kansas with
total capital of $12,000.00. In July
location was moved to Winona, Kansas. In the summer of 1963, it
was purchased by the current Chairman Of The Board, R.L. Gaskill.
following year, Mr. Gaskill moved operations to a new building,
where it currently
resides at 101 Front Street. After a change in state banking laws,
the Farmers State Bank of Winona, became a branch of THE BANK.
In 1997, THE BANK of Winona became a branch of THE BANK of Oberlin.
are "THE BANK of northwest Kansas", with ten branches
located in communities like yours with virtually the same ownership