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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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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Contingent on Grant Applications
10:09 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

FM School Board Accepts Offer

The former Fort Madison Middle School

It could be a few months before the sale of a vacant Fort Madison school is finalized.

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$4,500 Requested
9:33 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Libraries Seeking More Money

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County’s public libraries say more county funding would allow for more services.

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Rocket Slide, GIS, Budget, Trust Fund
6:48 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Around The Region

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

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Expansion Stuck in Court
12:10 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Keokuk Board Extends Permit

A Keokuk business will have more time to complete a planned expansion.

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