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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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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2012 Election Guide
1:45 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Mike O’Connor – Lee County Board (D. 5)

Mike O'Connor
  • Interview with Mike O'Connor

Mike O'Connor (R-Keokuk) says he entered the race for the District 5 seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors because of the recent consolidation of four county offices.

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Discussion Next Week
8:39 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Keokuk Could Limit Outdoor Concerts

The Keokuk City Council has received multiple complaints about outdoor concerts at L-Treyn’s Bar and Grill over the last few years.

The panel’s only response, though, occurred in May 2011 when it required outdoor concerts end at 1:00 A.M. at all establishments where alcohol is sold.

The issue resurfaced during Thursday night’s workshop.

The result was 3rd Ward Alderman Ron Payne proposing the concerts end by either 10:00 P.M. or 11:00 P.M., depending on the night.

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