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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Hundreds of Paintings
10:56 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Unexpected Find in Northeast Missouri

A smaller version of the Hinge Gallery's Virginia Terpening display at Culver-Stockton College
Credit www.thehingestl.com

Our first thought when we see a vacant, run-down property is usually "what a dump."  There are times, though, when it should be "I wonder what is inside."

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More Process than Prestige
10:53 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Caucus Night in Keokuk

About 60 Republicans caucused at Keokuk High School on Tuesday night.
Credit Tyler McGhghy

Sparse crowds did not stop the Democratic process from happening in Keokuk Tuesday night.

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Lawsuit Pending Over System
9:20 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Lee County Could Pay for Sewer Work

The owner of Argyle's sewer system says it was designed to be too small to function properly.

Lee County could pay for some emergency repairs to a rural sewer system.

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Next Budget Workshop : Jan 25
8:41 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Keokuk Looking at Tax Increase

Keokuk residents could be asked to pay more for city services.

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Project Underway
7:40 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Energy-Efficiency at Culver-Stockton College

Culver-Stockton College is confident a nearly $4-million infrastructure overhaul will have a positive impact on both the environment and the college's bottom line.

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