There was a rather sizable delivery made Monday afternoon to the lot once occupied by the former Dairy Queen building at 127 N. Main St. in Newton.
A crew from Springfield, Mo., delivered 14 steel panels that will be used to construct a vault for a new bank branch for the Chanute-based Community National Bank & Trust.
Dwight Ray, who will serve as president of the Newton branch, estimates the steel panels weight about 3,100 pounds each. The pieces will be welded together to form a 10 ft. x 10 ft. x 15 ft. vault.
The crew is slated to finish assembling the vault Wednesday, and construction on the bank should be completed in about six months, depending on weather.
The old Dairy Queen structure has been completely demolished to make way for the new bank building. The new building will be a brick and limestone structure and will be a full-service branch of the bank, offering services such as CDs, checking accounts and commercial and consumer loans.
Community National Bank & Trust started 25 years ago in Chanute and has since expanded to locations such as El Dorado, Winfield and Benton. The bank has a temporary office in the Old Mill Plaza at 301 N. Main St.