Summer of celebration
Help Guthrie County State Bank celebrate our 85th anniversary! Since 1931, we've worked to serve our communities, invest and participate in the development and growth of Guthrie County. Find out more about how we grew here.

We officially started doing business in our new Guthrie Center location at 413 State Street on May 23. We're hosting an open house at the new location during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Stop by and say hello and check out the new space!

And we started giving away $85 a day for 85 days on May 23. Check the article below for details. Watch our website for announcements about our grand opening and ongoing anniversary events this year.  

Promotion85Interested in winning 17 Lincolns?

From May 23 - September 21, we're giving away 17 Lincolns - in the form of $5 bills - for a total of $85 a day for 85 days to celebrate our 85th anniversary.

All current Guthrie County State Bank account holders were entered to win with one chance per account or service. But wait - there are more chances to win 17 Lincolns! Open a new account or service before September 21 and you will be entered twice in the drawing! See your personal banker for details or visit the website for more information.*
*A winner will be drawn daily (excluding weekends and holidays) from 05-23-2016 through 09-21-2016 and money will be deposited in their GCSB deposit account or cash given within two business days.  

Join the Celebration! 

Join us for an open house to celebrate our 85th anniversary and our new Guthrie Center location at 413 State Street on Saturday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Enjoy tours of the new location, refreshments and open a new account or add a service to be entered in the $85 for 85 promotion.
historyService & Optimism for 85 Years

Of all the years to start a bank, 1931 was among the most challenging. By 1931 America was in the throes of the Great Depression. Unemployment stood at 16.3 percent and climbing. Things would get a lot worse before they got any better.
One of the earliest photos of Guthrie County State Bank from the archives.  
In a dramatic display of community confidence that would become the hallmark of the bank, the state-chartered Guthrie County State Bank (GCSB) opened in Guthrie Center on October 17, 1931. Given the dire national economic condition, the decision of G.M Barnett of Wever, Iowa, and several local citizens to
start a bank in Guthrie Center with capital of $30,000 and a surplus of $7,500 stood out like a neon bolt of optimism.

Read more about our history here - can you name all five GCSB presidents in order? If so, email us their names by 5:00 p.m. on July 15 at - those with all five correct will be entered in a drawing to win $85.  
Investing in Our Community for the Next Century

The bank that showed its confidence in Guthrie County by opening its doors 85 years ago reinvested in the community's future by opening a new location at 413 State Street in Guthrie Center on May 23, 2016.
Our new Guthrie Center location incorporates the latest in efficient spaces and technology for employees and customers. Features in the new building include:
  • Palm-scan secure safe deposit boxes
  • A room for employee training and meetings that's large enough to accommodate the entire bank staff
  • Drive through with drive-up ATM
  • Ample parking
Connecting Communities - Living, Working & Investing in Guthrie County

Guthrie County State Bank is a leader in community investment. Our employees participate as volunteers and invest their time and talents in a wide variety of organizations. 
In 2015, our employees invested more than 3,000 hours in community service and volunteer hours in a wide variety of organizations. In celebration of our 85th anniversary, each GCSB employee will be granted four hours of paid time between now and December 31, 2016, to provide volunteer service to a non-profit organization of their choice. By taking action in the community, we demonstrate our commitment to our neighbors and each other. 

GCSB employees in the Panorama Days parade.