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  1. Community Responds to Just Food Appeal With 30,000 in Challenge Grants


    If Just Food can raise $30,000 by September 30th, they will receive an additional 30,000 from two challenge grants, $25,000 from an anonymous community member and $5,000 from Peoples Bank. The matching grants are meant to get the local organization out of the hole created by its former director, Jeremy Farmer, and continue its mission to help those in need in Douglas County.

    The Just Food Board Members previously contributed a collective $10,450, and the Crowdrise fundraiser has collected a total of $8,515. We are calling on community support to help to help us take advantage of the entirety of the $30,000 in matching grants.

    In August 2015 alone, Just Food served 3,290 unique individuals. On average, Just Food has 120-200 clients walk through our doors each day. We need to make sure our doors stay open so these families can access one of the most basic needs, food.

    Visit our Crowdrise campaign at or our website

    Use the hashtag #30by30 or #helpjustfood


    Contact: Nancy Thellman


    Contact: Elizabeth Keever (Just Food)


  2. Snow Day!

    A winter storm blanketing Kansas has led to an early closure for all Peoples Banks in NE Kansas.  Our drive-thru will remain open until 4pm CST, and our lobbies will be closed at noon.  Our trusty online banking will be up and running 24/7 so please head there if you would like to check account balances, transfer money, or pay your bills online.

    Please plan to do your banking ahead. ..and then bundle up with your favorite blanket, whip up a warm hot chocolate and turn on your Netflix.  We’ll see you tomorrow bright and early.

    Stay warm & safe,



  3. Raving Fan Corner – Peoples Througout the Years

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    Dear Wint,

    I realize I have a Raving Fan story to tell you.  It goes like this:

    The year was 2009.  My husband and I had recently bought our first home and wanted to take advantage of the recession-era refinancing opportunities.  At the time, we banked at a Goliath Bank (which we won’t name), and knew we didn’t want to refinance with them.  We searched all over town for someone who would refinance our FHA loan and found Peoples Bank.  We had a great experience….

    2010 – Fast forward a year.  We were pregnant with our first child, and a friend who worked at Peoples wanted to throw us a baby shower.  Where else, but in the Peoples Bank lobby….

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  4. Perspective

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    …sometimes it’s easy to lose. The other week I was heading home from a longer-than-typical day at work. The Kansas air was humid with three-digit temperatures, and brought with it a sense of stillness.  I drove east, heading for the sanctuary of my home. It’s a small one bedroom loft, but it’s mine; and more importantly…it’s safe.

    But what if I had no where to drive to?

    What if my only option for safety was to leave my home for a charmless room belonging to someone unknown?

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  5. Peoples Bank to Open a Downtown Lawrence Location!


    Banking Unusual is coming to beautiful Downtown Lawrence, Kansas!! And it’s being kicked off with a free concert by The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Peoples Bank announced plans for their newest location at 8th and New Hampshire in the former Marketplace building. The remodeled building will be called Peoples Place, with tenants Peoples Bank and Lawrence’s newest Sandbar Sub.
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