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September 2014

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he was named Vice President and Cashier in 1970. J.D. rose

to the top spot and was named President in 1974. The bank

was housed in a two room building with two vaults. J.D.’s first

priority as the bank president was to move to a location that

could handle anticipated bank growth. With the help of staff

members, J.D. worked personally on the interior of the new

building just four doors down from the original bank. In 1976

the former grocery store opened on budget and on time as the

new St. John National Bank building. In 1984 J.D. retired as

bank president but remained on the board. He came out of

retirement to work as Vice President & Ag Officer in 1996. He

currently works part-time at one of the three bank locations

every week. In addition he is one of three executive officers

and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. J.D. plans to

remain active in the bank as it converts from St. John National

Bank (established in 1905) to a state-chartered bank-SJN Bank

of Kansas. J.D. has served in his community as President of the

Chamber of Commerce, the city Treasurer, served ten years on

the Nine County Development Board, and twenty years as a

County Commissioner.

Reed Peters

Reed Peters began his banking career in 1961 in the auditing

department at City National Bank, Kansas City, now known

as UMB. In 1963 he was promoted to Assistant Vice President

in the Correspondent Bank Department. In 1967 he accepted a

position as Cashier at First State Bank & Trust Co. of Larned.

He served as President & CEO/Chairman of the Board at

First State Bank & Trust Co. of Larned from 1968 – 2006.

Reed currently serves as Sr. Trust Officer, Director for the

bank as well as President & Chairman of First State Financial

Corporation. Reed has been active in the KBA serving three

terms on the Board of Directors and as KBA Treasurer. He has

also served as a member of the Federal Affairs Committee. He

is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Madison.

Reed has a strong service record dating back to 1967. He has

served as President of the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce,

President of Pawnee County Area Development Inc., President

of Larned Community Development, Inc., President of Larned

Rotary Club, President of the Community Hospital Committee

among many other positions. He was elected to Larned City

Council for two terms and has remained active in the First

Presbyterian Church.

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