About Midland

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Our Mission Statement: To be the best community bank in the markets we serve, from a customer, employee and investor perspective by achieving excellence in all that we do.

Our Story

Since 1893, Midland National Bank has provided services for individuals and businesses, helping the community prosper in turn. Persisting through economic, cultural, and technological changes, we pride ourselves in knowing our customers and delivering personal, convenient service. 

Opened in a building on the northeast corner of Fifth and Main on March 3, 1893, Midland National Bank had three employees: bank president Grant Hornaday, vice president J.H. McNair, and cashier Don Kinney. In 1896, the present site at 527 North Main Street in Newton, KS was purchased for $6,000. Bank operations were moved to the new location in 1907. A stone wall from Peter Luhn’s 1876 Pioneer store is still visible throughout the Main Bank lobby today, offering a unique glimpse into Newton’s past. 

The bank you know today operates under the same charter that was issued in 1893. In 1885, a Russian immigrant named Herman E. Suderman (b. 1873) began his banking career at the age of 13 at the German National Bank of Newton as a janitor and messenger. From there, he continued to advance his banking career in Newton and Kansas City. He returned to Newton in 1902 to accept a position with Midland National Bank, and was soon elected a director and vice president in 1903. Herman purchased controlling interest of the bank in 1916 and in 1919 became its president. Herman's son John C. Suderman succeeded him in 1954. At present, Jordan Bartel is a 5th generation bank officer and Paul M. Suderman is a 4th generation bank officer and member of the Board of Directors. James H. Suderman serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board and John R. Suderman serves as Chairman of the Board. 

Midland’s dedicated employees, with outstanding support from Bank Management and our Board of Directors, are involved throughout the Newton and greater Harvey County community and value their roles in our community’s growth. With involvement in multiple charitable organizations, placements on numerous community boards and committees, the Midland team has always been and will continue to be invested in Harvey county and its citizens. 

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