Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled two World War I military medals today at the Missouri State Museum.
The medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre, were handed over to Zweifel as unclaimed property when they were found in a bank safe deposit box.
The medals belonged to Major Ernest W. Slusher. Margaret Means, a member of Slusher’s family, is in the process of seeing if she is the lawful owner of the medals.
So, who was Maj. Ernest W. Slusher? And how did he earn these medals? Zweifel explains in a release:
Another Levee Breach in Northwestern Mo.
A new levee breach in northwestern Missouri threatens to close yet another section of Interstate 29.
Missouri's state treasurer Democrat Clint Zweifel has announced his intentions to keep his job in 2012 via a video announcement on his campaign website.
In the video, Zweifel highlighted his work with farmers, entrepreneurs and small businesses along with the accomplishments of his "Unclaimed Property Team," among other topics.
A release states that Zweifel will begin his campaign with a kick-off event on June 22 in Forest Park in St. Louis.
The Missouri treasurer's office has returned $1.4 million in unclaimed property to a St. Louis area employer.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel said the returned money is the second largest amount his office has returned from unclaimed property. He did not identify the employer.
The $1.4 million account was made up of more than 260 individual securities accounts. The largest single amount, $1.6 million, was returned in January 2010 to a person in the St. Louis area.
The Missouri State Treasurer is making low-interest loans available to over 40 counties trying to rebound from a string of weather-related disasters.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, who was in the St. Louis region Tuesday, says the loans will help homeowners and businesses qualify for loans in less than 24 hours.
Zweifel also says the new program will cut red tape and help qualified borrowers receive low-interest assistance loans in less than 24 hours.
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