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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Regionalization to Begin in July
12:41 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Concerns about Victim Services Plan

Janelle Mehlon (L) and Donna Phillips with the Crime Victims Assistance Division answer questions in Burlington.

A plan to regionalize victim services in Iowa is generating plenty of discussion.

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Many Still Question the Project
2:42 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Supervisors Address Fertilizer Plant Concerns

The Lee County Board of Supervisors spent about 90 minutes, Monday night, trying to address concerns about Iowa Fertilizer Company’s proposed plant near Wever.

The success of the panel depends on to whom you talk.

The supervisors spent the first 30 minutes addressing questions submitted about two weeks ago by a group of residents.

Supervisor Gary Folluo says the board did the best it could to provide solid answers.

He says there were some questions, though, that the board simply could not answer because the answers lie with Iowa Fertilizer Company.

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Victim also from Keokuk
6:11 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Keokuk Man Charged in Fatal Hit & Run

Devin Lewis, 19, of Keokuk

A Keokuk man faces up to 25-years in prison for his role in a fatal hit-and-run late last week.

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Mixed Use in Downtown Keokuk
5:40 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Eagles Building to Re-Open in January

Crews continue to work on the former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk.

The former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk will be open for business in January.

Crews started renovating the building at the corner of 4th and Blondeau Streets in March.

The two-story structure will feature both commercial and residential space.

Joyce Glasscock is the Executive Director of Main Street Keokuk, Inc.  A subsidiary of MSK, Keokuk Downtown Properties, owns the building.

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2012 Election Guide
2:37 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Matt Pflug – Lee County Board (D. 5)

Matt Pflug

Matt Pflug says there are several reasons he entered the race for the District 5 seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

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