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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Mild Weather Helped Crews
5:07 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Some Paving Completed on Grand Ave.

Crews working Tuesday on Keokuk's Grand Avenue
Credit Daily Gate City newspaper (Keokuk)

The reconstruction of a portion of Keokuk's Grand Avenue took a step forward this week after lengthy delays.

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Overtime Concerns
4:46 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Lee County Sheriff Seeks More CO's

The Lee County Correctional Center

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is considering a request to add staff at the jail.

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Two Contests
10:16 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Run-Off Election Results - Keo/FM

Incumbents went 1 for 2 during Tuesday’s run-off elections in Keokuk and Fort Madison.

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VenuWorks Contract Next
9:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Burlington Approves Steamboat Days Contract

The Burlington City Council has cleared the way for the hiring of a firm to manage Memorial Auditorium.

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Background in Marketing
5:05 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

New FM Tourism/Marketing Director Settling In

Jean Peiton is Fort Madison's new Tourism and Marketing Director
Credit Daily Democrat

Fort Madison’s new tourism and marketing director sees regional cooperation as a key to bringing visitors to town.

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