Wink Hartman Sr. files to buy State Bank of Leon

WICHITA — It was early August when Have You Heard? first reported that Wink Hartman Sr. was mulling a bank purchase in Butler County.

A confidentiality agreement prevented him from talking.

“I wouldn’t look pretty in jail,” Hartman said, joking.

He’s still not talking, but it looks like that bank is the State Bank of Leon.

On Monday, the legal classifieds in the El Dorado Times published a notice that Hartman, Elizabeth Hartman and Steven Worrell filed a notice of change in bank control with the FDIC.

The parties want to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of the bank, which has $9.6 million in assets as of June 30.

The State Bank of Leon ranks 53rd for deposits out of 57 banks in the Wichita area.

Neither Hartman nor bank representatives could be reached for comment.