About Us


Letter from the President

Welcome to South Story Bank & Trust! SSBT is proud to be a community bank with local ownership and a staff who is focused on you. Our top priority is to help you achieve a bright financial future.

Since our beginning 1954, we’ve become an active leader in Southern Story and Northern Polk Counties. We live the phrase, “A Community Bank with Community Values,” by supporting civic groups and charitable organizations that are striving to improve the quality of life for our friends and neighbors.

If you are an existing customer, thank you for your business and the opportunity to serve you. If you are not currently a customer, I invite you to give SSBT a try. I am convinced SSBT will become your bank of choice. Stop in for a visit - my door is always open and I welcome your questions and comments.

Kevin L. Brooks Kevin L. Brooks

Kevin L. Brooks
President & CEO
South Story Bank & Trust

The bank that is just right will work hard to...

Get to know you

At SSBT, we can cash your check, record your deposit, give you a loan and all of the other duties performed by a bank, but that’s not enough. We want to get to know you. Tell us about your business, your home, or your farm operation. Tell us what your future plans are and how we can help you achieve your goals. We want to know your name and for you to know ours.

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Invest in the community

SSBT wants to see the communities we serve grow and thrive. And we want to be a part of that growth! We support business start-ups and expansions. Plus, we encourage and champion new housing development where families can grow. From a child’s first savings account to a million dollar new industrial expansion, SSBT is there…every step of the way.

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Help you

What questions do you have? What type of accounts and investments would best meet your needs? The SSBT Team is ready to assist you and guide you. It’s why we come to work each day.  We invite you to call us and set up a time to review your accounts. Or if you’re new to the community or are looking for a new bank home, please stop by our Huxley or Slater location.

Contact us today!

Welcome to South Story Bank & Trust, we’re glad you’re here.

Statement of Condition

What is a "Statement of Condition?"
It is a quantitative summary of the bank's financial condition, including assets, liabilities and net worth.

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South Story Bank- Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Kevin L. Brooks, Chairman of the Board
  • Doug McDermott
  • Elizabeth Garst
  • Jennifer Garst
  • Sid Jones
  • Doyle Drake
  • Doug Schonhorst

Pictured Left to Right:

Front: Doyle Drake, Kevin L. Brooks, and Doug Schonhorst,
Back: Elizabeth Garst, Sid Jones, Doug McDermott, and Jennifer Garst