Upcoming Events And Past Involvement In Our Communities
Upcoming Events And Past Involvement In Our Communities
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Colby banking center holds 10 year anniversary celebration
More than 100 community members and customers attended our Colby banking center’s 10 year anniversary celebration. The event featured a full BBQ dinner, prizes, and a cash giveaway. It also doubled as a Chamber Business After Five. We were thrilled with the response and grateful for the support from our customers and the community at large.
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Miles of Smiles chosen as employee donation recipient
Western State Bank employees Vicky Olson and Gaby Sanchez present a donation to Miles of Smiles Director Carrie Anne Ellison. The donation was made possible by the employee-driven Casual for a Cause program. The program is made up of donations from our employees, who select a different charity each month. They submit their donation in exchange for the chance to participate in casual Friday (jeans day). We're proud of the difference they continue to make.
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Garden City team enjoys paint party led by Garden City Arts
Our Garden City team enjoyed an on-site painting party led by Garden City Arts Director Katy Guthrie. 
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WSB Leoti announces $1K renewable scholarship recipient
Laney Crouch was chosen as the 2021 recipient of our Leoti banking center’s $1,000 renewable scholarship. Pictured with Laney is Leoti Banking Center President Brady Harbin.
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Oakley High School's Dane Scheetz accepts Ag Future Scholarship
Colby Banking Center President J.L. Evins and American Implement Manager Jason Pfeifer present Oakley High School's Dane Scheetz with an Ag Future Scholarship certificate at his high school's awards assembly. Scheetz was one of ten scholarship recipients across western Kansas.
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Ag Future Scholarship Recipients Announced
Together with American Implement, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Ag Future Scholarship Program.

The Ag Future Scholarship Program provides a total of 10, $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who intend to pursue an Ag-related program or degree at a university, community college or technical school.

Applicants from 16 western Kansas counties applied, and the following students were chosen as recipients:

Blakely Aldridge, Weskan High School; Garin Cooper, Saint Francis Community High School; Kayler Getz, Quinter High School; Cole Lehman, Ingalls High School; Rilee McGraw, Garden City High School; Matthew Morgan, Lakin High School; Halle Robinson, Dodge City High School; Dane Scheetz, Oakley Senior High; Aaron Skidmore, South Gray High School; and Landon Trout, Scott Community High School

 To qualify for the scholarship, students were required to have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, reside in a qualifying western Kansas or eastern Colorado county, and plan to pursue an Ag-related program. Additional factors such as grades, letters of recommendation, community involvement and participation in extracurricular activities were also considered. 

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Dodge City team attends inaugural Western Kansas Spring Fling

Our Dodge City team recently attended the first-ever Western Kansas Spring Fling at the Village Square Mall. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit with Sonya, Martha and Justine, and congratulations to our gift basket winner, Chasity Gonser. 

Special thanks to Southwind Broadcasting for organizing a successful show.

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Garden City staff spreads awareness on Wear Blue Day
Several Garden City staff members recently participated in Wear Blue Day to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Garden City team presents donation to Garden City Arts
Western State Bank New Accounts Representative Janet Villatoro presents a donation to Garden City Arts Director Katy Guthrie. The donation was made possible by the employee-driven Casual for a Cause program. The program is made up of donations from our employees, who select a different charity each month. They submit their donation in exchange for the chance to participate in casual Friday (jeans day). We're proud of the difference they continue to make.
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Garden City team presents donation to Miles of Smiles
Western State Bank employees David Mongeau, Sarah Waller, and Gaby Sanchez present a donation to Carrie Anne Ellison from Miles of Smiles. The donation was made possible by the employee-driven Casual for a Cause program. The program is made up of donations from our employees, who select a different charity each month. They submit their donation in exchange for the chance to participate in casual Friday (jeans day). We're proud of the difference they continue to make.
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