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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Emergency Response Plan Discussed
7:01 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Lee County Seat Recommendation Coming July 22

The Lee County Advisory Seat Committee is looking at the future of the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk

The committee looking into whether Lee County should have one county seat or two is ready to make its recommendation.

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Five Positions Impacted
6:31 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Keokuk School District to Share Employees

A few Keokuk School District employees will get more windshield time this coming school year.

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Resident Requested Study
4:50 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

No One Speeding on Lee County Road

A speed study along 320th Avenue in northern Lee County shows that large trucks like these are not exceeding the speed limit.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

It appears Lee County won’t make any changes along a heavily traveled road.

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Cite Confidential Records
7:27 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Keokuk Schools Deny Request for Goals

The Keokuk School Board

The Keokuk School District will not release more information about why the school board is divided over adding another year to Superintendent Tim Hood’s contract.

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Crest Expected This Weekend
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Flood Protection in Southeast Iowa

Large barriers are being placed around Memorial Auditorium in Burlington to hold back the Mississippi River.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

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