Upcoming Events And Past Involvement In Our Communities
Upcoming Events And Past Involvement In Our Communities
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Garden City Team Leads Kids In 'Art In The Park' Birthday Themed Craft
Our Garden City team enjoyed making art with all the families at Garden City’s annual Art in the Park event.
Since we’re turning 50, we led kids in a birthday crown-making craft, and sent them home with party favors including handmade cake pops.
Thank you to Garden City Arts for once again putting on a great event and for including us in all the fun.
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Garden City Team Sponsors Annual Builders Golf Tournament
We were proud to once again act as Presenting Sponsor for the Southwest Kansas Builders Association's Annual Builders Golf Tournament at Southwind Country Club. Golfers enjoyed complimentary cigars from the WSB Stogie Stop.
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Colby Team Hosts Anniversary Reception & Business After Five Event
Our Colby team invited customers and the public to a 50th anniversary reception and Colby Chamber Business After Five event featuring free refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, and 50th anniversary merchandise giveaways.
They also gave all attendees an additional entry into Western State Bank's classic car giveaway.
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St. Francis Banking Center Hosts Community Breakfast
Our St. Francis team organized a free community breakfast to celebrate Western State Bank's 50th anniversary.
Attendees gathered for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, cinnamon rolls.
All attendees also received an additional chance to enter in our commemorative 1973 Mercury Cougar convertible giveaway.
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Western State Bank Marking 50 Years With A Summer Of Events And Giveaways

We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary, and the public is invited to join in the fun! To commemorate the year it all began, we’re giving away a 1973 Mercury Cougar convertible and planning a summer full of community celebrations.

Visit our 50th anniversary webpage for details on how to enter the giveaway, and to view a calendar of upcoming events.

Thank you to our customers and each of our banking center communities for all your support over the past 50 years!

No purchase necessary. Do not have to be a WSB customer to enter. View rules and eligibility our website.
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WSB & American Implement Announce 2023 Ag Future Scholarship Recipients
Together with American Implement, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 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 18 western Kansas counties applied, and the following students were chosen as recipients:

Baylee Hutcheson, Garden City High School; Bryson Stejskal, Ulysses High School; Carissa Sohm, Rolla High School; Courtney Clinesmith (of Cimarron), Kansas State University; Dalton Winfrey, South Gray High School; Harrison Bhend, Goodland Junior/Senior High; Jaydon Hahn, Hodgeman County High School; Kyle Doll (of Garden City), Kansas State University; Mackenzie Birney (of Bucklin), Kansas State University; and Trevor Kaiser, Quinter 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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WSB & American Implement announce annual Ag Future Scholarship Program
We're excited to embark on year three of partnering with our friends at American Implement offer scholarships to local Ag students.
The Ag Future Scholarship Program is open to graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students who are pursuing a future in the Ag industry.
Learn more and apply by March 31, 2023.
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Garden City team provides Christmas gifts to local foster children
Our Garden City team once again signed up to act as Secret Santas, providing gifts to local foster children through Spirit of the Plains, CASA. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Christmas joy to such deserving children.
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WSB announces Coin Challenge winners

Western State Bank recently challenged students in surrounding communities to compete in our first ever Coin Challenge. 

Per the Challenge, participating schools competed against other schools in their area to raise the highest amount of money in coins.
All schools exchanged their coins at Western State Bank, and kept 100% of the funds raised.
WSB also agreed to award winning schools in each area with a match of up to $300, and a donut party for the winning grade level in each school.
Winners are as follows:
  • Garden City: St. Dominic Elementary. Total Coins Collected: $2,505.83
  • Colby: Colby Grade School. Total Coins Collected: $1,699.42
  • Goodland: North Elementary. Total coins collected: $1,664.99.
Thanks to the efforts of students in each of these communities, more than $13,000 went back to western Kansas schools.
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Colby team serves at the Sunflower Festival's popular BrewFest
Our Colby team enjoyed serving drinks at BrewFest during last weekend's Sunflower Festival in Colby. We are proud to sponsor this exciting annual event.
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