Kansas treasurer coming to Marion Oct. 27

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner will be available to speak to the public when he comes to Marion Friday, Oct. 27, as part of his 105-count tour of the state.

LaTurner will be at the county courthouse from 3:30-4:30 p.m. He will address “four very important and rewarding missions” of his office: returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners; helping Kansans save for higher education; empowering individuals living with a disability and their loved ones to save for disability-related expenses; and increasing the financial knowledge of all Kansans.

The State Treasurer’s Office currently is safeguarding $350 million in unclaimed property and is charged with returning it to the rightful owners and heirs.

More than $470,000 of the unclaimed property is in Marion County.

Unclaimed property includes inactive savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, stock shares and bonds, dividend checks, insurance proceeds, mineral royalties and utility deposits.