Jason Parrott

Southeast Iowa Correspondent

Jason is the Southeast Iowa News Correspondent. He established Tri States Public Radio's news bureau in Keokuk in September 2003.  The bureau has moved from his apartment to the Hotel Iowa before landing in its current location at the Daily Gate City newspaper at 1016 Main.  Jason provides short- and long-form news coverage from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri, and portions of west-central Illinois. Jason covers multiple governmental boards including the Keokuk City Council, the Lee County Board of Supervisors and the Burlington School Board. Jason was born in Burlington, IA and grew up in neighboring Henderson County before graduating from Monmouth High School.  He graduated from WIU in 2002 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and History.  While in Macomb, he was a member of the WIU Track & Field team, serving as Captain during his senior year. Jason received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2003. He and his wife Jamie, a middle school teacher, have called Quincy home since 2007.  They have three dogs (Howie, Sunny and Sadie) and they volunteer with the Quincy Humane Society. During Jason’s free time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with friends, playing fantasy football and traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife.

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Targets State Payments
8:53 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Fort Madison Joins Collection Program

Fort Madison is now part of a program that helps cities collect outstanding debt.

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CEO Resigns
10:05 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Keokuk Area Hospital Leadership Change

A change in leadership is underway at Keokuk Area Hospital.

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IFC to Provide Local Match
9:05 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Lee County Supports Road Grant

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has signed off on a revised application for an Iowa Department of Transportation RISE grant on behalf of Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFC).

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Entrance Sign Will Also Be Replaced
4:54 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

SCC to Add Mobile Unit to Keokuk Campus

The mobile classroom would be located by the faculty parking lot behind buildings 1 & 2.

Southeastern Community College can proceed with a temporary expansion of its Keokuk campus.

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Pushing for Focus on Mental Health
6:59 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Law Enforcement Questions Weapons Ban

Law enforcement officers from southern and eastern Iowa say banning guns and ammo is not the key to keeping children and communities safe.

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