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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Denies $100K Request
8:43 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Lee County Says No to KAH

Keokuk Area Hospital

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has denied a request from Keokuk Area Hospital for a $100,000 contribution on a 3-2 vote.

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Lee, Des Moines Counties
5:19 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

"Jail Diversion" Plan Proceeds in SE Iowa

Two southeast Iowa counties are trying to insure that inmates receive the proper services while incarcerated.

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Extra Chlorine for Treatment
9:59 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

"Unusual" Taste/Smell Leaving Keokuk Water

Keokuk residents should notice their water tasting more “normal.”

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Both on Tap for Fall 2014
3:33 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Chromebooks/Preschool Ahead for FM Schools

The Fort Madison School District is moving ahead with a plan to get new technology in the hands of its students.

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Filing Period, Destroy Bids, Scholarships, Late Bi
2:53 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the Tri-State region.

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