About Us

  • Locations
  • Officers/Directors
  • Staff
  • History



    Address: 122 South Commercial
    PO Box 45
    Maywood, NE 69038
    Phone: 308-362-4226
    Fax: 308-362-4220

    Lobby Hours:

    Drive-Up Hours:

    Monday – Friday
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm CST

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

    ATM Locations:


    122 South Commercial
    Maywood, NE

    Ag Valley Coop
    202 West Second
    Curtis, NE


    Address: 339 Main Street
    PO Box 338
    Trenton, NE 69044
    Phone: 308-334-5236
    Fax: 308-334-5109
    Lobby Hours:

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm CST

    ATM Locations: Trails West
    Highway 34
    Trenton, NE

    Big Springs

    Address: 306 Pine Street
    PO Box 436
    Big Springs, NE 69122
    Phone: 308-889-3681
    Fax: 308-889-3683
    Lobby Hours: Monday – Friday
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm MST
    Drive-up Hours:

    8:00 am – 4:00 pm MST

    ATM Locations: 306 Pine Street
    Big Springs, NE

    Officers and Directors


    CEO Kathleen Thuman
    President Chad Johnston
    Vice President/CRA Officer Kurt Kisker
    Vice President/CFO Colleen Sellers
    Compliance Officer/BSA Officer Leigh Anne Hoatson
    Trenton Branch President Jon Hidy
    Vice President Rich Bernt
    Cashier Kim Cole
    Big Springs Branch President Terry Akeson
    Assistant Vice President Jodi Christensen
    IT Officer Ruby Timm

    Kathleen Thuman

    CEO since 1994
    3rd Generation Banker
    Grandfather started the original bank, State Bank of Trenton, in 1917.
    Maywood was added in 1962 and Big Springs in 2004.
    Attended Stephens College
    Graduate of University of Nebraska – Lincoln

    Community Involvement: Past Chairman & Honorary Board Member Nebraska Community Foundation, 
    WealthSpring Fund Advisory Board,
    NETV Foundation Trustee,
    ICBA Board of Directors, Nebraska District 2 representative
    NICB – Past Chairman and current Executive Committee member

    Special Interests: reading, walking, gardening and water activities


    Chad Johnston

    Joined FSB December 1993 – 21 years banking experience
    Bachelor’s Degree – Finance – University of Wyoming

    Community Involvement: Nebraska Independent Community Bankers Board Member

    Special Interests: rodeo, horses, ranching & hunting


    Terry Akeson
    NMLS #1153161

    Joined FSB in December of 2013 – 15 years banking experience
    Master's Degree Agriculture Economics - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    Special Interests: farming and ranching on family farm, hunting and Husker football


    Kurt Kisker
    NMLS #1026426

    Joined FSB in October 2012 – 13 Years banking experience
    Graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Special Interests: farming, ranching, hunting, following sports and children's activities


    Colleen Sellers


    Joined FSB January 1982 – 36 years banking experience


    Jon Hidy
    NMLS #1026423

    Joined FSB in July 1995 – 19 years banking experience
    Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration/Finance - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Special Interests: farming & ranching on the family farm, Husker football


    Rich Bernt 
    Rich Bernt

    Joined FSB in January 2012 — 33 years banking experience and agricultural lending
    Bachelor’s Degree-Business – Chadron State College

    Community Involvement: Midwest Assistance Program – Board Member & Committee President, Stratton Village – Board Past Chairman

    Special Interests: golf, family, community activities


     Kim Cole

    Joined FSB in August 1984 – 30 years banking experience
    1982 Graduate of McCook Community College
    2007 Graduate of Banking Fundamentals

    Community Involvement:
    Hitchcock Co Schools Booster Club, Treasurer – Church of God

    Special Interests: daughters' activities, sports, cross stitch, piano, church activities

    Leigh Anne Hoatson
    Leigh Anne Hoatson

    Joined FSB in 2011 – 26 years banking experience

    Community Involvement: Member of the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association, Cody Mavericks Horse 4-H Leader and
    Sutherland Rode Jr. Queen Contest Coordinator

    Special Interests: training horses, helping children in horse 4-H, following daughters' in the National Barrel Horse Association and rodeos



    Chairman Kathy Thuman
    Director Chad Johnston
    Director Paxton Forgue
    Director Megan Forgue
    Director Jon Hidy


    Loan Administrator Annette Fink
    Head of Operations Shelly Kerchal
    Head Teller Sharon Houser
    Teller Norm Liakos
    Maywood Insurance Agency Troy Werkmeister
      Teresa Gardner

    Teller Karrie Jones
    Teller Jackie Drain

    Big Springs  
    Teller Tammy Krause
    Teller Beth McCroden
    Big Springs Insurance Agency

    Ron Hendrickson


    Two-hundred sixty years of combined service, dedication and community involvement; loan officers with over a 100 years of combined experience in agriculture lending --- that’s the “brand” of banking you’ll still find today at Farmers State Bank. “Your Brand of Banking” --- the one that is with you through good times and bad.

    Farmers State Bank takes pride in serving the area as an independently owned community bank since 1917. Farmers State Bank in Trenton, NE, formerly State Bank of Trenton was chartered in 1917 by Adolf Thuman. The bank has been a family tradition ever since. In 1971, Adolf’s son D. Roger Thuman took over for his dad and in 1991 Roger’s daughter Kathleen assumed leadership.

    The family bought the Farmers State Bank in Maywood, NE in 1962. Farmers State Bank was chartered in 1938 by a group of local investors, primarily farmers. They retained ownership until the Thuman family bought the bank. Since that time D. Roger Thuman, Gregg R. Thuman and currently, Kathleen Thuman have served as President.

    In December 2004, Kathleen Thuman purchased Farmers State Bank in Big Springs, NE from Frank and Wayne Kjeldgaard. The original charter for this bank was granted in January 1906 to several men from Chappel, NE. In 1916, the bank was purchased by Andreas and Carl Kjeldgaard of Brush, CO. This began 88 years of continuous ownership by the Kjeldgaard family.

    Today Farmers State Bank offers the services of a progressive financial institution while maintaining the integrity of a community bank where decisions are still made locally.

    All of us at Farmers State Bank are proud to be “Your Brand of Banking”.