About Us

The State Bank of Bern and its State Bank of Axtell branch have been cornerstones of the Bern and Axtell communities for 120+ years. We are proud to be a locally owned bank with decisions made right here in our communities, so we can give our customers the kind of ‘home town’ service they have become accustomed to over the years.

BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm for over 25 years, recently awarded the State Bank of Bern its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. This was the 100th consecutive quarter (twenty-five straight years) that the bank has earned this highest honor … only a few of the nation’s banks can claim this Best of Bauer distinction.

The bank wants its customers and communities to know it is our goal to continue this kind of traditional, conservative banking; and we pledge to serve your financial needs in the very best way we can. Thank you for being a State Bank of Bern customer!

Luxury Expenditure Policy

Bern Officers
William Sheik – Board Chairman, President
Gary Sparling – VP, Cashier
John Jost – VP, Loan Officer
Thomas Sheik – VP, Loan Officer

Axtell Officers
Alan Meyer – Executive Vice President
Jason Ronnebaum – VP, Loan Officer


Our Affiliate
An Affiliate of the State Bank of Bern, SBS Insurance Agency, www.sbsins.com is the premier insurance agency in the area. SBS offers full service personal and commercial lines of business with offices in Seneca, Bern, Sabetha, Axtell, Hiawatha, Onaga and Vermillion. Stop by an SBS office or visit their website for additional information.


The Product is NOT A DEPOSIT ACCOUNT OR OTHER OBLIGATION of any depository institution or any affiliate of any depository institution.
The Product is NOT GUARANTEED OR INSURED by any depository institution or any affiliate of any depository institution.
The Product is NOT INSURED by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
The Product, except in the case of Federal Flood Insurance or Federal Crop Insurance, is NOT INSURED by a federal government agency.
There is INVESTMENT RISK associated with the Product, including the POSSIBLE LOSS OF VALUE.

Bern (785) 336-6121
Axtell (785) 736-2973

Bern (785) 336-3634
Axtell (785) 736-2356

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State Bank of Bern
402 Main St – PO Box 123
Bern KS 66408

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 10am

State Bank of Axtell Branch
413 Maple St – PO Box H
Axtell KS 66403

Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm
Saturday: 8am – 10am

If you would like to request additional information or want to speak to a State Bank of Bern professional, please call us at (785) 336-6121 in Bern or (785) 736-2973 in Axtell.

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