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About Us

Banking at its Best Since 1923

1923 First Option Bank, formerly known as First National Bank, was chartered as a federal bank and opened for business in Osawatomie, Kansas.
1970 Ted E. Lewis purchased the bank. The bank still operates under the ownership of the Lewis family today.
1975 A new facility was built and opened for business at 601 Main in Osawatomie.
1993 The First Option Bank office opened in Paola, Kansas.
1999 The bank name is changed to First Option Bank with a desire to create an image and identity separate from over 50 First National Banks in Kansas at that time.
1999 The bank converted from a national to a state charter.
2000 First Option Bank opened an office in LaCygne, Kansas in May.
2000 The Louisburg, Kansas First Option Bank location opened in August.
2007 The newest First Option Bank location opened in Spring Hill, Kansas.

There have been many changes in the banking industry during our decades of existence. But even with all the changes, First Option Bank has survived and grown with the dedication of the owners and staff, along with the support of our customers.

Community involvement, superior customer service, honesty and integrity are long-standing traditions of First Option Bank. Those traditions will continue as we look forward to serving our communities even better in the future.