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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Emphasis - Feb. 1
11:24 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Upcoming Art Exhibits

The "Budding Artists" exhibit at the Fort Madison Areas Arts Association's downtown gallery
Credit FMAAA

Jason Parrott’s guests on Emphasis are Brian Riggs with the Fort Madison Area Arts Association, Jerry Johnson with the Art Guild of Burlington and Debra Scoggin-Myers of the Mabee Art Gallery in Canton, Missouri.

They discuss what is on display at their particular galleries and some of the exhibits lined up for later in the year.

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Opposed 1st Grade Gun Safety
11:40 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Gov. Nixon says No to Arming Teachers

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says teachers in his state should be able to focus on teaching.

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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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