An announcement last week that Gypsum’s only bank will be closing at the end of July has residents of the southeast Saline County community concerned.
The news that July 27 will be the last day of business for the Gypsum branch of Central National Bank made it to the ears of most Gypsum residents before they received the official confirmation this past weekend in the mail.
“It’s been the talk of the town since last Thursday,” said Judy Scanlan, owner of Scanlan Hardware, located a half block away from the CNB branch at 600 Maple. “It’s not going to be good, at all, for the community.”
Thad Hubele, co-owner of Gypsum Valley Outdoor Sports, said the news came as an unhappy surprise for many in the town of about 400.
“It was just a real shock to about everybody you talk to down here that it happened,” he said.
CNB has had a presence in the community since 1995, when the Kansas-based community bank purchased the former Gypsum Valley Bank, said Sara Girard, senior vice president in the bank’s Manhattan office.
(Read more in the Salina Journal http://www.salina.com/news/story/bank-4-30-12)