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Good to have a local bank take over some Bank of America branches

Dear Editor,
I read the Great Bend Tribune article: “First Kansas to acquire Bank of America branches” (Feb. 26 issue). I am pleased to hear that a local bank, First Kansas Bank, founded in the year 1900, plans to acquire Bank of America branches in Great Bend, Hays, Lindsborg, McPherson, Caney, Coffeyville, Independence, Hutchinson, Salina, and Emporia. The bank, according to the article, owned by the Sutherland family also owns a chain of other Kansas banks in Great Bend, Hoisington, Salina, Parsons, Claflin, Ellsworth, McPherson, Abilene, Chanute, Erie, Independence, and Oswego, Kansas.
This broader network, although extensive, will be “Kansans ...

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