SINCE 1876


Our History

Since 1876, Bank of the Flint Hills has had a rock-solid history of reliability, credibility, and community involvement. They are proud of their long heritage in this community. The owners of the bank live here, play here, and raise their families here. As an independent, locally owned and locally controlled bank, Bank of the Flint Hills also strives to stay on the leading edge of banking technology. 


The bank was chartered in 1876 as First National Bank, the same year as Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone. In 1972, the bank outgrew its location at the corner of 5th and Lincoln, its home for over 60 years, and moved west one-half block to a new, larger, more modern building.


As the bank continued to grow, its footprint expanded. The data processing and bookkeeping departments moved to the building directly north of the bank in the early 1990's. In 1991, a bank was added in eastern Manhattan, and in 1999, a bank was opened in Alma. In 2005, the East Branch of Manhattan was replaced with a larger two-story building which you see in operation today. More recently, in 2017, the bank expanded by two. They opened Grand Mere, an open-concept branch with an in-house coffee shop in West Manhattan. This one-of-a-kind branch blends technology, open-concept office space with a shiftable use lobby for various uses. About a month later, they expanded 40 miles south and acquired a bank in White City, Kansas, a small rural town. That acquisition was a natural fit for this small town, homegrown bank.  


To better represent who the bank is and the communities they serve, First National Bank changed its name to Bank of the Flint Hills in 2014. When customers walk through bank doors, they continue to see the same ownership, staff, service, locations, and phone numbers. With time, comes change and the promise of hard work and roots that run deep in the Flint Hills. With the new name, logo, and look, the banks ideals and passion for the communities they cherish remain steadfast. 


Today the bank offers a full menu of checking and savings accounts, loan programs, online banking, mobile banking, and ATM’s located in Manhattan, Wamego, Alma, and White City. As technology changes, the bank continually reviews its products to ensure they are meeting the evolving needs of today's customers. 


As they honor their heritage with great pride, they continue to adopt new ways for customers to access bank services, Bank of the Flint Hills strives to be the provider of choice for the region they serve. 

Current Bank of the Flint Hills locations and ATMs



History Photos

Bank of the Flint Hills
1876 Bank founded by J.C. Rogers at 511 Lincoln
1886 First National Bank becomes a National Bank (charter #3434)
1905 First National Bank moves to 501 Lincoln, where it stays for many years
1947 First National Bank starts photographing all checks
1972 The bank on 806 W. 5th Street is completed
1976 First National Bank celebrates its 100th anniversary
1991 Manhattan bank opens Manhattan East
1999 Alma bank opens
2003 First National Bank offers Internet Banking
2014 First National Bank changes its name to Bank of the Flint Hills
2015 Bank of the Flint Hills launches its new website
2017 Grand Mere bank opens
2017 Acquires White City branch


Lance White

Lance White

President & CEO

With more than twenty years in the banking industry and ten as the President & CEO, Lance strives to bring his customers and employees the best experience possible, daily. His passion is supporting businesses and communities. He regularly attends sporting events, school functions, and is active in the Wamego Chamber &... read more


Dennis Hadley

Dennis Hadley

Senior Vice President - NMLS #457400

Dennis has been in the mortgage lending industry for more than 35 years. His passion for assisting buyers understand their budget and buying potential has led him to be a featured speaker at countless university budget classes. Connecting people to real solutions continues to be his driving force, daily. An avid car... read more


Brenda Meseke

Brenda Meseke

Senior Vice President

Brenda discovered a penchant for banking more than 20 years ago and ties her love of banking to early childhood. From behind the scenes to the front lines, her passion of banking aligns with the ability to help others. In her spare time, she can be found cheering her children at athletic events, 4H events and enjoying... read more


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Joe Fanning

Vice President - Retail - NMLS #509063

Joe has more than 16 years of financial retail experience, which started in Manhattan, Kansas as a part-time teller while attending K-State. As VP of Retail he enjoys spending time with our retail staff, supervising and coaching them to better serve the needs of our clients. Joe holds a Bachelors’ degree from Kansas... read more

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