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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Use as Maintenance Shed
11:17 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Montrose Approves Land Swap

Park Ridge Workshop

A land swap could help one Lee County community upgrade its facilities.

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$450,000 Price Tag
9:36 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Lee County Could Borrow Jail Money

It appears Lee County has come up with a way to pay for a planned expansion of the county jail.

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Residents Make Request
8:21 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Denmark School Demo Likely

The former Denmark Elementary School.

Some residents of an unincorporated Lee County community want a former school to be demolished.

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$1-Million Shortfall
11:08 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Lee County Eyes Tax Rate Reduction

Lee County’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013 offers mixed messages when it comes to the county’s financial outlook.

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Union Negotiations, RAGBRAI, Ejection
10:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

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