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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Seeks to Replace Rep. Tracy
10:29 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Frese Enters IL House District 94

Randy Frese (second from right) announces his bid for the Illinois' House District 94 seat.

The first candidate to publicly announce his bid to represent Illinois' 94th House District says job creation and education are his top priorities.

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Deferred Maintenance
10:08 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Des Moines County Borrowing $1.5-Million

The Des Moines County Courthouse steps will be included in the deferred maintenance projects.

Des Moines County is moving ahead with some long overdue projects and purchases.

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Several Hundred in Attendance
10:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Courts Visit NEMO, SEIA

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District

Residents of northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa had front row seats to see the judicial branch in action, in recent weeks, as part of an effort to open up the legal system to the public.

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Meet with Local Schools
5:58 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Board to Use Drop-Out Survey Results

An organization that focuses on workforce development in southeast Iowa says it has a better idea of why local students drop out of school.

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Negotiations, Clean-Up, Goals, Election
5:42 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Around the Region

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

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