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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Confident in Iowa Hospitals
8:44 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Rep. Loebsack : Concerns About Release

U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City)

Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says he has some serious concerns about the release of a U.S. soldier held captive for nearly five years in Afghanistan.

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June 3, 2014
10:49 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Election Results : Iowa Primary

The results are in for the 2014 primary election in Iowa.

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Lee County Board : District 3
6:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Don Hunold : Somebody New, Somebody Different

Don Hunold (D-rural Donnellson) is seeking the District 3 seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Don Hunold said he would bring common sense and a fresh perspective to the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

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Lee County Board : District 3
6:17 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Ernie Schiller : Still Has Work To Do

Lee County Board Chairman Ernie Schiller
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Ernie Schiller said he is seeking a third term on the Lee County Board of Supervisors because he believes he still has plenty of work to do.

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Burlington Man Dead
5:37 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Fort Madison Man Accused of Murder

Lenard Polhans, 42, of Fort Madison faces 1 count of 1st Degree Murder
Credit Courtesy / Des Moines County Jail

Lenard Polhans, 42, of Fort Madison has been charged with First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Marvin Sutton, 35, of Burlington over the weekend.

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