Archive for Thursday, September 13, 2007

1st National marks opening of Lansing branch

September 13, 2007

The oldest bank in Kansas has the newest bank in Lansing.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, officials with First National Bank of Leavenworth paid tribute to their long past in the area and looked forward to the bank's future in Lansing.

A week of grand-opening activities continues through Friday at the new 14,000-square-foot bank building at the southwest corner of Main and West Mary streets in Lansing's Towne Center.

Rob Drury, bank president, noted First National's history dates to the mid-1800s and continues strong today.

"Our roots in this area go back to 1856, which makes us the oldest bank in Kansas," Drury said.

Members of the Adair family of Atchison, which holds controlling interest in the holding company that owns the bank, were on hand for the event.

Rick Schneider, who will manage the Lansing branch, said he was proud of the talented, veteran staff that would be operating the branch.

"When you walk into our bank, we want to make sure we can take care of you," he said. "We never want to say, 'You have to go to another location to take care of that transaction.'"

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