making your success Simple

Sustainable growth through partnership with communities.

We don't just exist in the communities we serve. We invest our time and resources to make our communities better.




Local Organizations supported Through donations


Local employees


community service hours

Our Values

Our organizational culture is driven by our values. We strive to live them out as we serve customers in our communities.





Open Positions

At Bank Of The Plains, you could become a part of a team with a desire to meet the financial goals of individuals across Kansas. We are always looking for service-oriented individuals who want to be a part of our work. Here we value innovation, collaboration, and communication. If you are interested in learning about a career at Bank Of The Plains, please come by one of our branch locations or email Bank Of The Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our History

Historic picture of the bank

1906 Plains State Bank Founded

At the turn of the century John and Frank Collingwood headed to western Kansas to build their farming operation. After building an elevator in Plains, the men realized the need for a bank in Plains. Once they had gathered some capital the brothers chartered The Plains State Bank on July 7, 1906, with capital of $10,000.00. The first board of directors included: D. Frank Collingwood, J.H. Collingwood, Joe G. Collingwood, John A. Collingwood, Ella Demoret and Samuel Demoret. John A. Collingwood served as the first bank president, and through the years The Plains State Bank has kept its tradition of serving Kansas with integrity and innovation. Today the Bank prides itself on these same values as they did 117 years ago of providing exceptional banking services to Kansas.

Bank of the plains building

Multiple Locations

Today the bank has expanded to the Kansas communities of Lakin (2004) , Great Bend (2014), Hutchinson (2017), Salina (2018), Liberal (2022), Anthony (2022), Harper (2022) and Sterling (2023). It not only provides the same quality customer service but has maintained a competitive position with modern banking services that allows our customers to benefit from efficient electronic banking products.

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Current Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors is Daniel Clawson, Chairman, David Clawson, D. Gene Dikeman, II, Christy Kuhn, Lance Woodbury, Jeff Sternberger, Daran Neuschafer, A.J. Schwartz, Cooper Clawson, Kendal Clawson, and advisory director Kirby B. Clawson.