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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Hearing on Budget Amendment
4:58 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Lee County to Help with Siren

Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County plans to help one of its unincorporated communities purchase some much-needed emergency equipment.

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Pilot in SE, NW Iowa
11:54 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

ISU Interns to Work in SE Iowa

Southeast Iowa could benefit from a new internship program being offered through Iowa State University.

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Claims System Defective
11:30 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

RUSS Sues Engineer over Argyle Sewer

A lawsuit has been filed in Henry County (IA) over a sewer system in Lee County.

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Debate to Fill Pending Vacancy
11:42 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Committee Clarifies Keokuk Police Staffing

Keokuk City Council

Some of the recent questions surrounding the potential staffing level for the Keokuk Police Department have been answered, but others remain unanswered.

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Bids Early Next Year
9:10 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

FM Depot Platform to be Built

Santa Fe Depot in downtown Fort Madison

Fort Madison will soon begin the final phase of the renovation of the former Santa Fe Depot in Riverview Park.

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