Family Claims Lost Heirlooms

Priceless heirlooms of a family member lost to war were returned to their rightful owner.

Betty Buek and her family visited State Treasurer Dennis McKinney's office Friday.

His unclaimed property division received a safety deposit box from a Wichita-area bank last fall. Inside, were journals, military telegrams, and even a certificate for a purple heart.

Turns out, it belonged to Betty's husband's aunt Olive, whose only son, Jack, was killed in World War Two.

The Buek's boxes are among millions of dollars in unclaimed property that the state is holding. The public can check if they have any property by going to

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