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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On Leave Two Months
7:23 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Des Moines County Attorney Stepping Down

Des Moines County Attorney Pat Jackson is stepping down June 30 for medical reasons.
Credit Des Moines County

Des Moines County will soon be in need of a lead prosecutor as County Attorney Pat Jackson's last official day on the job will be Monday, June 30.

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Requires Local Match
7:21 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Keokuk Depot Lands Challenge Grant

The Keokuk Union Depot is in line for a new roof if it can raise enough money to match a challenge grant.

The effort to restore the Keokuk Union Depot is getting some outside help.

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Previously Signed Bill in May
11:44 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Governor "Signs" Keokuk Area Hospital Bill

Several hundred people listen to Governor Terry Branstad talk about the need to loan Keokuk Area Hospital $5-million.

Keokuk is well-known for its annual civil war re-enactment, but a different re-enactment drew a large crowd to Keokuk Area Hospital Friday afternoon.

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4-3 Ruling by IA Supreme Court
4:08 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

New London Sex Abuse Lawsuit Dismissed

The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling in a sexual abuse lawsuit involving a school district in Henry County.

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Playground Equipment/Trail Grant
10:22 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Fort Madison Approves Union Contract

The Fort Madison City Council has signed off on a new one-year employment contract between the city and the employees at the Fort Madison Public Library.

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