About Us

A Letter from the President

A Letter from the President

Keith Knudsen | President, Security Bank

Welcome to our website, where you will find valuable information about our products and services, competitive rates, and consumer protection tips.  You can also access your account information and even apply for a mortgage loan or open a new account.

Being a locally owned and operated bank, we are able to quickly react to the needs of our customers.  Many of our employees and managers have been with Security Bank for 10 years or more.  This allows us to build long-term relationships with you, our customer.  We are proud and humbled that you choose to bank with us.

We also understand the important role we play in our communities.  Security Bank’s financial commitment to our communities is substantial and our employees give generously of their time and talent.

Although there is a wealth of information available on this site, I invite you to come into any of our five locations and meet our team and experience the difference our people make in banking.  You will be glad you did.


Board of Directors

Richard E. Adkins, Jr., Chairman
Joan Adkins
Keith Knudsen
Susan Koranda
Steve Anderson
Dr. Mark Becker
Sara Skretta

Mission & History


To be the best at delivering personal, professional service to our customers in all we do.


J. J. Delay of Beresford, South Dakota, organized the Security National Bank, Laurel, Nebraska, February 4, 1928, with capital stock of $25,000 and a surplus of $5,000. The first Board of Directors members included: J. J. Delay, President, Earl Schuler, W. W. Collins, T. S. Manley, Matthew Bergen, and A. A. Soderstrom. The first annual statement listed $230,000 in deposits and $30,000 in capital investment.

On October 10, 1929, the First National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska purchased the controlling interest of the bank and Earl Sutherland became the President.

Charles Ebmeier, Earl Schuler, C. W. Fahnestock, Ruth Ebmeier, and L. E. Schuler purchased the bank on October 11, 1935 from the First National Bank. Charles Ebmeier was elected President.

On June 1, 1937, Charles and Ruth Ebmeier sold their interest in the bank and L. E. Schuler was elected President. Following the death of Earl Schuler in 1940, his interest and L. E. Schuler's interest in the bank, were purchased by a group of Laurel businessmen. The Board of Directors included Dr. R. P. Carroll, F. I. Solso, A. D. Felber, V. E. McNabb and C. W. Fahnestock, President.

In 1973 the Security National Bank was purchased from the Fahnestock family by a group of local investors, headed by Richard E. Adkins of Osmond, Nebraska. These investors formed First Laurel Security Company, a one-bank holding company. The investors included Richard E. Adkins, Richard E. Adkins, Jr., B. D. Pehrson, William Haskell, Fay P. Stewart, Don Pfeil of Wausa and James Stratton of Osmond. Richard E. Adkins, Jr. left the Geneva State Bank, Geneva, Nebraska, to move with his family to Laurel where he assumed the Vice-President position in the Security Bank. The bank's assets at this time were $7,000,000.

On May 10, 1980, ground was broken and construction began on a new bank building in Laurel and construction was completed December 22, 1980.

Upon the unexpected death of Richard "Dick" Adkins on September 6, 1980, the banking staff was reorganized and Richard "Rick" Adkins, Jr. became the president.

In April 1991, the Security State Bank of Allen, which was owned by First Laurel Security Co. was converted to a branch office of Security National Bank.

In November 1998, Osmond State Bank, Osmond NE, was merged into Security National Bank.

In September 2002 Security National Bank opened a third branch in Hartington, NE.

In July 2005 Coleridge National Bank, Coleridge, NE was merged into Security National Bank, bringing the number of branches available for our customers to five.

In June 2012 Security National Bank changed the name to Security Bank.

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"I have lived overseas for over thirty years and I enjoy the personalized service of Security Bank.  I can call them on the phone or send them emails and always get a timely and personal response.  I love the hometown satisfaction and I trust those working at Security Bank."

Amy Ravenscroft 
Hiroshima, Japan


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