Prison Sentence

Former Chillicothe school board member receives 10-years in prison for fraud scheme

A prominent northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will spend the next ten years in federal prison for a $142 million grain fraud scheme, after being sentenced Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Morfitt tells Missourinet that Randy Constant was sentenced on Friday to 122 […]

Fraud

Audio: Northwest Missouri businessman to be sentenced Friday for $142 Million grain fraud scheme

A northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will learn his fate today (Friday) when he’s sentenced for a 142-million dollar grain fraud scheme.      Sixty-one-year-old Randy Constant is a prominent businessman in northwest Missouri and is also a former Chillicothe School Board member. Constant pleaded guilty in December in Federal court in […]

Heartland Grant Foundation Website

Heartland Foundation “CollaborACTION Grant” applications now open

Heartland Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2020 CollaborACTION grant funding. CollaborACTION grants help support collaborative solutions which are designed to champion new innovations that have the potential to impact education levels, character development and/or workforce skills. Innovative project proposals need to be a collaboration between two or more partnering organizations. Projects may focus on […]

History Museum on the Square in Springfield, Missouri

New history museum opens in Springfield

After years of work and anticipation, a new history museum is open in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors to the new History Museum on the Square are transported into the rich tapestry of southwest Missouri’s history told through interactive exhibits, video and photography and a treasure trove of artifacts.  The museum that opened Aug. 8 has more […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education sets tax levy

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education set the district’s tax levy at a meeting on Monday evening. The levy was set at 488.26 cents for this year which is up by 41.3 cents from last year. North Mercer’s assessed valuation decreased by $1,300,440 to $17,893,147. The board voted to no longer accept tuition waivers […]