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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District Considers SRO
7:36 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

West Burlington Teachers Seek Pay Hikes

Teachers in the West Burlington School District are looking for higher pay during the 2014/2015 school year.

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Runs through 2016
1:06 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

KAH Management Deal Extended

Keokuk Area Hospital

Fitch Healthcare will continue to manage Keokuk Area Hospital through January 2016.

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Reversing Deed
11:25 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Keokuk : No Interest in Building

601 Blondeau in Keokuk

Keokuk no longer wants to own a downtown building that it never meant to own.

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Production Tax Credit
1:35 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Political Tone to Wind Announcement

Siemens Energy

The announcement that Siemens Energy has been hired to build nearly 450 wind turbines featured more than just celebrations and congratulations.  It had a distinct political feel as well.

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July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016
1:18 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Lee County, Jail Employees Reach Agreement

Lee County has reached an agreement on a new 2-year contract with the union representing deputies and correctional officers in the Sheriff's Office.

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