Free cash? How Wisconsin residents can test if they’ve unclaimed cash

(WFRV) – Finding unknown or forgotten cash can bring a smile to almost everyone’s face.

On the Wisconsin Department of the Treasury (DOR) website, there is an option for users to verify that they have unclaimed property.

What is unclaimed property? The DOR defines it as any financial asset that has not had owner activity for a year or more and the owner of the asset cannot contact the owner.

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As early as October 2020, the DOR announced that it was almost $ 600 million in unclaimed money.

Some common unclaimed properties include:

  • Savings accounts
  • Check accounts
  • Unredeemed dividends
  • Stocks and mutual funds
  • Customer deposits or overpayments
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Credit
  • Refunds
  • Expired life insurance
  • Unredeemed death benefit checks

The DOR website is an easy place for people to check if they have unclaimed property. Those who want to see if they have unclaimed property can Click here, then just enter your first and last name and hit Search.

When there are results, they will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. After the results are displayed, there is a “Select” button that people can use to claim the money.

There is security information that is required to prove the identity of the person claiming the money.

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The DOR has a dedicated unclaimed property FAQ page for more information on unclaimed property visit their website.

WATCH NOW: Summer season leisure returns to downtown Wisconsin Dells | Regional information

The summer entertainment in Wisconsin Dells began with a performance by the Swing Crew on June 16.

The Wisconsin Dells band played several folk, classic rock, country, and pop songs during the two-hour show. Both children and adults had the opportunity to take part in the show on stage and in the audience.

Free entertainment will continue throughout the summer, with the final performance scheduled for September 5th. The performances will take place on the Riverwalk at 105 Broadway. A list of performances is below

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List of Wisconsin Dells summer entertainment performances 2021 2021

June 16 – Swing Crew

June 17 – TJ Howell

June 18 – Rascal Theory

June 19 – Jim Gaff Band

June 20 – Derek Ramnarace

June 21 – Robert J.

June 22nd – You Mama Band

June 23rd – Swing Crew

June 24 – TJ Howell

June 25 – Rascal Theory

June 26th – high and rising

June 27 – Derek Ramnarace

June 28th – Bahama Bob

June 29th – Back2Back

June 30th – Swing Crew

July 1 – TJ Howell

July 2 – Rascal Theory

July 3rd CharlieBoy

July 5th – Steve Meisner

July 6 – Steve Meisner

July 7th – Bahama Bob

July 8 – TJ Howell

July 9 – Rascal Theory

July 10 – Sage Jennings

July 11th – your mom trio

July 12 – Bahama Bob

July 13 – Prairie Thunder Cloggers

July 14th – Swing Crew

July 15 – TJ Howell

July 16 – Rascal Theory

July 17 – Shawndell Marks

July 18 – Bahama Bob

July 19 – Steve Meisner

July 20 – Steve Meisner

July 21st – Swing Crew

July 22 – TJ Howell

July 23 – CharlieBoy

July 24th – Rascal Theory

July 25th – Perfect Stranger

July 26th – Bahama Bob

July 27th – Shawn Schell

July 28th – Swing Crew

July 29 – TJ Howell

July 30th – your mom trio

July 31 – Charlieboy

August 1st – Bahamian Bob

August 2nd – Steve Meisner

August 3 – Steve Meisner

August 4th – Swing Crew

August 5th – Prairie Thunder Cloggers

August 6 – Rascal Theory

August 7th – Jim Gaff Trio

August 8th – High & Resurrection

August 9 – Bahama Bob

August 10 – Derek Ramnarace

August 11th – Swing Crew

August 12 – TJ Howell

August 13 – Shawn Schell

August 14 – Jim Gaff Trio

August 15th – Kaylin Kole

August 16 – Bahama Bob

August 17th – Your mom trio

August 18th – Swing Crew

August 19 – TJ Howell

August 20 – Prairie Thunder Cloggers

August 21 – Rascal Theory

August 22nd – Perfect Stranger

August 23 – Bahama Bob

August 24 – Robert J.

August 25 – Rascal Theory

August 26 – TJ Howell

August 27 – Shawn Schell

August 28 – Steve Meisner

August 29 – Steve Meisner

August 30th Bahamian Bob

August 31 – Perfect Stranger

September 1st – Swing Crew

September 2 – TJ Howell

September 3 – Back2Back

September 4th – Up & Up

September 5 – Rascal Theory

Source: Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau website

Wisconsin father units new pushup world document to boost cash for household of fallen first responders

A Wisconsin Dad of three achieved one of his biggest goals – doing 1,500,231 pushups to set a new world record for most pushups in a year. But the best thing about it? It was all to raise money for the families of the fallen first responders.

Nate Carroll on the 50-yard line at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey broke the record in front of first responders during halftime of the 48th Fire and police Soccer teams.

“It was great to be in the field with so many first responders cheering on,” said Carroll.


The father said he was motivated by his family and wanted to “show my children what goals look like that seem impossible when they are broken down into manageable pieces on a daily basis”. Carroll said he had been interested in the record for the most pushups in 365 days for several years. But he added, “I understand that if this challenge was to be accepted, there had to be more depth than just breaking a record.”

He spent the last year raising money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Fallen First Responder program, which pays off mortgages for the families of police officers and firefighters who are killed on duty and leave young children behind.

The persistence to take on the task changed him.

Nate Carroll broke the record in front of the first responders on the 50-yard line at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. (Tunnel to the Towers Foundation)

“With an average of over 4,000 push-ups per day, muscles will certainly develop in the arms and core. What stood out the most, however, was my awareness of how my body felt and how it was responding to the stress of thousands of pushups each day, “Carroll said, but noted that the” most dramatic change was … the mental strength and understanding, that the body is a phenomenal creation and, if properly cared for and conditioned, it can endure significant physical stress and perform tremendously. “

His advice is that competition must become an identity, not an activity. “Set a goal and go for it. Make it who you are, not what you do. That way, when things get difficult and life throws obstacles in your way and you have easy excuses.” offers to stop or says it’s too difficult, find a way to hold on and hold on and hold on. Winning these mini-battles every day builds strength and forms your own perspective on what is possible. “

Even though he’s done more than 1.5 million pushups, his 12 month search isn’t over until June 13th.

He said he would like the final total of pushups to include the numbers 911, in honor of Jan. September 11 Attacks.

“It was an honor for me to set a new world record here in New York in front of members of the NYPD, FDNY, PAPD and other first responders. I want this record to pay tribute to the sacrifice so many heroes made on that tragic day. “Said Carroll.


Carroll said he’s just getting started. He may be middle-aged, but his journey is only just beginning.

“In the past 15 months, I’ve run 50 miles around my house, done 3,000 pushups in a marathon, 5,000 pushups in a 31-mile trail race, and over 1.5 million pushups in 365 days. I’m 45 years old and old don’t get any younger … “

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Blank called it an “excellent answer”.

“So I thought, this is really the person for the next 10, 20 years in Wisconsin,” she said.

Blank opened a nationwide search on April 7, appointing nine people to a search committee that met four times in closed sessions to discuss a pool of 35 applicants.

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Former UW assistant sports director Sean Frazier, now AD in Northern Illinois, said he interviewed himself for the position. Ball State sporting director Beth Goetz was also considered a finalist.

The final decision was made by Blank, who said any of the finalists could have been selected. McIntosh stood out from them, she said.

“Chris is a leader,” said Blank. “I am confident that he will build on Coach Alvarez’s legacy of success and make our alumni and fans across the state and around the world proud.”

Focus on academics

A native of Pewaukee, McIntosh played offensive line for the Badgers from 1996 to 1999 and was a first-round NFL draft pick. After his career as a player and jobs in the health and wellness industry, he joined the administration of the sports department in 2014. In July 2017 he was promoted to deputy sports director.

McIntosh is expected to make $ 940,000 annually on a five-year contract, according to a UW official. Of this, $ 500,000 is base salary and $ 440,000 from private donation funds dedicated to athletics held by the UW Foundation. Alvarez earned a combined $ 1.55 million annually.

Wisconsin city raised cash for faculty scholarships for all seniors

GRESHAM – Bob Klopke knew how expensive higher education can be.

He had just sent the youngest of his three daughters to college, and as the principal of Gresham School, he had seen many other students doing the same.

Given the success of Shawano’s Dollars for Scholars program, which has been raising funds for scholarships for high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education since 1993, he believed that Gresham students could benefit from such a program as well.

In 2001, Klopke began sending letters to people in the community who he believed would be interested in setting up a fund and holding meetings.

Before Klopke and the group even asked for donations, he told him that a farmer who lived north of town would hand him $ 100 or $ 200 out of the blue and simply tell him to “use this to get the fund going bring “.

Twenty years later, after Gresham residents like this farmer contributed just $ 5 here or $ 10 there, the community raised $ 1 million for the Gresham Scholarship Fund to help the small town’s youngest residents to pay for higher education.

Over time, the scholarship amount has also increased. At the start of the scholarship, the awards were $ 400 per qualified student. Now students are getting $ 3,250.

Newell Haffner, superintendent of the Gresham School District, said the fund had “had a major impact” in what he described as “economically depressed”.

Data from the State Department of Public Instruction shows that about three in five students in the district of about 250 students are considered economically disadvantaged.

To make it as accessible as possible, the scholarship is available to all seniors as long as they are aiming for post-secondary education and have a grade point average of at least 2.0.

“I think some of our students would not have gone to college or could not have afforded it without the scholarship,” said Haffner. “It serves the children and the community by giving them a leg up.”

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Shawano School District has considered closing Gresham School since the 1950s as a cost-cutting measure, said Curt Knoke, who volunteers for the Shawano Area Community Foundation, which owns the Gresham Scholarship Fund foundation.

Just over a decade ago, when Shawano reconsidered closing Gresham School, residents overwhelmingly backed a referendum to withdraw from Shawano and start their own new school district.

This community pride led to Klopke’s confidence that he could set up a scholarship fund for Gresham alumni.

Unlike Shawano’s Dollars for Scholars program, which received individual donations close to $ 1 million, Gresham had few deep pocket donors and broad community support.

Most contributions to the fund over the years have been $ 500 or less. To date, the largest donation the fund has ever received was just over $ 30,000, Knoke said.

Over the past few years, around $ 20,000 has been added up from the fund’s annual fundraising banquet, one of the city’s biggest events of the year, where residents raise money for a good cause – the students – and for good food and fun together to have.

In 2019, seven cakes donated by the Red Rooster Cafe in Bonduel were auctioned for $ 4,650.

“It’s pretty amazing that a small town can raise $ 1 million without a large donor,” said Dan Huntington, owner of the Gresham Hardware Store, who acts as the auctioneer at the event and makes a frequent donation to the fund. “It says a lot about the community. There is a strong sense of community and support for our school here after we almost lost it.”

Mindy Hoffman grew up on a dairy farm with five siblings and always knew college would be something she would have to work for.

Eleven years after graduating from Gresham High School as a valedictorian and receiving a $ 750 scholarship, Hoffman is now a physical therapist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. She received her bachelor’s degree from Viterbo University, a small Catholic college in La Crosse, and her PhD in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“This was one of the scholarships that helped me get through Undergrad and put me on a good path to start Grad school,” said Hoffman.

What also helped Hoffman get through school is knowing that at home she has a community that takes root for her.

“The people who go to the banquet and donate – they are the people my parents work with, they are the people I see in the store and ask how I am, and they are the ones who want to see you thrive and they are very supportive, “said Hoffman. “I’m so happy to have this.”

For Bruce Stoehr, who grew up in Gresham and moved to Green Bay, where he was a doctor until his retirement, the investment is well worth it. He said he enjoyed seeing his friends’ grandchildren graduate and receive the Gresham Scholarship.

“The enthusiasm this generated has breathed new life into the Gresham community,” said Stöhr. “What it has done for the community, the city and the students is incredible.”

While $ 1 million is “huge” for such a small town, Knoke believes her job is far from over as college keeps getting more expensive.

“It’s just amazing for a small town,” said Knoke. “But $ 3,000 is only about 3% of college education. I say we can do better, so I say let’s move on.”

Interested parties can donate online at send a check to the Gresham Scholarship Fund at PO Box 102, Gresham, WI 54128.

Contact reporter Samantha West at 920-996-7207 or Follow her on Twitter below @ BySamanthaWest.

BigWigs Daven Claerbout & Georgette Retzer elevate cash for Komen Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Right now, 10 brave people are wearing bright pink wigs almost everywhere.

You’re doing it to raise money for a good cause – Komen Wisconsin.

It’s part of Komen’s annual BigWig campaign, and it’s more important than ever this year as some of Komen’s annual fundraising drives are canceled.

Daven Claerbout from Dutchland Plastics in Oostburg is one of this year’s BigWigs.

“What does it do for your planning?” He asks a group of employees during a meeting.

It’s a serious meeting, but Claerbout’s pink wig, shirt, and face mask make it hard not to smile.

“Lots of excitement, lots of giggles, lots of giggles,” said CEO Raka Rao of Claerbout’s ensemble.

He proudly wears his wig for several weeks. It’s a look he chose himself.

“I don’t know, is that as close to a rock star as possible? I don’t know, ”he said with a smile. He was inspired by Rod Stewart.

Claerbout is certainly a rock star when it comes to raising funds. He is a trained auctioneer who has been in business his entire life. He usually donates his time and skill as an auctioneer at Komens More Than Pink Gala.

“Offer a one, buy a one, one now, two, now three, how about four,” he demonstrated, falling into a cadence.

But since the gala was canceled this year due to Covid, he is helping in other ways.

“When we’re on stage, you turn around and look and think, boy, these people look stupid,” he said with a laugh, describing BigWigs from years past. “A year later, I’ll do the same.”

Komens 10 BigWigs bring money and awareness to the organization. And Claerbout is getting big. He started the campaign by asking Executive Director Nikki Panico what BigWig had ever raised the most about.

“She said I don’t know, I think about $ 26,000,” Claerbout recalled. “So I just smiled and thought, OK. Put mine down for $ 27,000. “

Fortunately, he gets a lot of support in his endeavors at work. Rao said he was happy that Dutchland can be a part of it.

“We are very proud to be working with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which is a powerful driver for driving awareness,” said Rao.

Claerbout’s wife and mother are his inspiration. Both women are breast cancer survivors.

BigWig colleague Georgette Retzer has a similar motivation.

“Well, we’ve been friends for 20 years,” said Retzer, hugging his best friend, Linnea Harrington.

“I was young, healthy, and had no family history,” said Harrington of her diagnosis of breast cancer.

Eight years ago, when she was only 34, she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Retzer was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer last July.

“For me it’s just scary how two best friends are in the same breast and we have completely different trips,” said Retzer.

Nikomen Panico, executive director of Komen, said the pandemic has deterred some people from getting their cancer screenings. She said the $ 75,000 BigWigs plans to raise this year is so important in helping people get the screenings and care they need.

“We know the pandemic has played a role in breast cancer, so this fundraiser is essential for women here in Milwaukee to be diagnosed and treated for breast cancer,” said Panico.

Both Claerbout and Retzer said they have received tremendous support from friends, family, and their communities.

“It was my first time on a Zoom call with my work team so it was my first time wearing it and they were like, hey,” she said with a big laugh.

“The response has been overwhelming,” said Claerbout. “It was humble. It’s really neat. “

The money raised will be used to help patients and fund research here in the Milwaukee area.

Claerbout said he plans to dye his real hair pink when he hits his $ 27,000 goal.

“You will see real pink on my head, but not a wig. I’m actually going to dye my hair pink, which I never thought possible, ”he said.

The BigWig campaign runs until Monday March 15th.

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Wisconsin Dells hopes to increase leisure with plaza venture | Regional information

The location for the proposed Elm Street Plaza is where The Frozen Bear is currently located in downtown Wisconsin Dells. The store and another piece of land directly behind it will be demolished to build the new space that the city plans to open in summer 2022.

Wisconsin Dells Visitors and Convention Bureau Director of Festivals and Events Jenifer Dobbs presents ideas for possible events in 2021 during discussion at the Business Improvement District meeting on January 6th.


The planning phases for a new space on Elm Street begin.

Jenifer Dobbs, director of festivals and events at the Wisconsin Dells Visitors and Convention Bureau, said the square will provide a venue for up to 270 days of entertainment, including the farmers’ market. The site is slated to open in July 2022, she said. The square is on the corner of Elm Street and Broadway. The frozen bear and the property behind it are being demolished.

“It will be a central meeting point for visitors and residents,” said Dobbs. “We hope to attract the residents within a radius of 32 kilometers to call the square a meeting point. That’s over 50,000 people if you look at us in a 20 mile radius. That is a significant amount. “

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The square is a joint project between the city and the office, Dobbs said. Other stakeholders include the city’s public works department, the Business Improvement District Committee and WizardQuest Owner Kevin Ricks said Wisconsin Dells Mayor Ed Wojnicz.

Romy Snyder, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Dells Visitors and Convention Bureau, said Wisconsin Dells is scrutinizing other communities with similar public spaces to decide what activities and programs are taking place in its own space, such as B. Morning yoga and movie night. A program plan has not been established.