The happenings "inside" the Wisconsin State Treasury and across the street at the State Capitol

Archive for November, 2012

Treasurer’s Top 5: Sheboygan County

Sheboygan County, Historical Research Center

This week, we travel to Sheboygan County.  Here’s a look at the Top 5 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you see anyone on this list you know?  If so, have check out and search their name to make a claim.  They can also call 855-375-CASH (2274)

Sheboygan County

Ebenreiter Woodworking

Carl Hren

Scott A Schulz

WT Corporation

 John P and Madeline Russo

Seanna L Jones



Black Friday: Retailers Take your Money, The State Treasurer Giving Back Money!

The Deputy State Treasurer and staff spend Black Friday doling out $26,000 in Unclaimed Property checks to people in the Madison area.  CLICK HERE to search our database for your name!  Happy Holidays!

Treasurer’s Top 5: Shawano County

This week, we travel to Shawano County.  Here’s a look at the Top 5 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you see anyone on this list you know?  If so, have check out and search their name to make a claim.  They can also call 855-375-CASH (2274)

Shawano County

Dorothy Harvey

Susan L Zahn

Delores Waddell

Michael Druckrey

Robert E Milligan

TMJ4 in Milwaukee Story on Treasurer’s Office Paying Out More than 1/2 Million in a Day!

Please click here for link to the story!

Treasurer’s Top 5: Sawyer County

National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, Sawyer County

This week, we travel to Sawyer County.  Here’s a look at the Top 5 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you see anyone on this list you know?  If so, have check out and search their name to make a claim.  They can also call 855-375-CASH (2274)

Sawyer County

Eleanore T Orlow

Gary W Richards

Thomas Brown

Julia Karling

Judy Serafin

State Treasurer’s Office Pays out More than 1/2 Million Dollars in ONE Day!

Treasurer Pays Half a Million + Dollars in ONE Day!

91 People and Businesses receive checks from Unclaimed Property

(MADISON)  State Treasurer Kurt Schuller is pleased to announce, his staff in the Unclaimed Property unit will pay out $547,194 TODAY!

“This is the greatest news to share,” State Treasurer Kurt Schuller said.  “It is always nice to hand over a check to its rightful owner or heir, but 91 in a day totaling more than half a million dollars is downright delightful!”

The largest checks sent to Wisconsinites are going to two business people in the Milwaukee area for $15,000 and $111,000. 

Schuller says he is impressed with how many claims his small staff daily processes meeting the statutory requirements of a 90-day processing timeline.

“I have 4 people processing claims and they work hard,” Schuller said.  “These are by the way, the positions I’m trying to make permanent but received some resistance in the past few weeks.  I need these empoyees here so we can keep cranking out this kind of money for people!”

There is more than $400 million dollars in unclaimed assets held by the State Treasury. This money comes from forgotten paychecks, insurance premium overpayments, utility deposits, forgotten bank accounts, forgotten stocks, abandoned safe deposit boxes and many other forms of assets that have been lost, forgotten about or that people did not even know they had! There are more than 2 million “properties” held by the Office of State Treasurer. You can search for missing money 24/7 online at or call 855-375-CASH (2274)


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2012 Free Veterans Day Meals

The Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer tips our hats to all the Veterans who served our country to protect us all.  So too, are a number of establishments in Wisconsin.    Below, please find a few places offering free meals to Veterans this weekend and especially Monday.  For a full list, click here

Please note:  you must show some form of military ID such as an ID card, DL with Veterans designation, Photo of you in uniform, VFW or Legion card to name a few.

Here’s a look at some of the deals:

Applebee’s – free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required. More.

Bar Louie, Free meal on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 2012. Active duty military members and veterans can receive a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required (source). Find a location near you.

Champps Americana, Nov. 11, 2012. We’re celebrating our Veterans with an All American Meal! All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free burger. Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations. More info, Find a location near you.

Chili’s – free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2012 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.

Denny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.

Famous Dave’s – Sunday Nov. 11 2012. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 12: The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit

Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 3.2 million free meals and contributed over $6.1 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. Amazing!

Hooters – Free Meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit,

Hy-Vee, Free Breakfast, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining. Please call ahead to verify participation, and bring proof of service.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut, Nov. 11, 2012. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

Little Caesars® Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you.

Lone Star Steakhouse, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Appetizer for military members and veterans. Taste of Texas Sampler not included. ID required, please call ahead for verification.

Max & Erma’s, Sunday, November 11, 2012. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies. Locations.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 11, 2012:McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 14th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 11th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event.