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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Funding Cut for Lee County
5:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Fort Madison Considering Franchise Fees

It appears that Fort Madison's gain could be Lee County's loss.

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Around the Region
4:47 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Union Contracts, Public Forum

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

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Several Cracked Lines
5:03 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

More Water Problems in Warsaw

Water is once again an issue for some residents of Warsaw.

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$423K Grant To Help
4:41 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Des Moines County Trail Progressing

The portion of the Flint River Trail from Big Hollow Recreation Area to Flint Bottom Road opened in 2013.

A hiking and biking trail is proceeding, slowly but surely, in Des Moines County.

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No Injuries Reported
1:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

KPD Investigating Shooting at KHS

The Keokuk Police Department continues to investigate a shooting at Keokuk High School Thursday night.

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