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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Locals Make Up Difference
11:12 am
Fri April 18, 2014

State Keeps Cutting Task Force Money

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force says it will continue to do more with less help from the state of Iowa.

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Never Forget the Toughest Days
9:11 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Outgoing Volunteer Fire Chief Looks Back

Former Jackson Township Fire Chief Paul Henson (foreground) completing aerial training.
Credit Paul Henson

A man who just retired as Chief of a volunteer fire department in rural Lee County says he would not change a thing about his lengthy tenure, despite some very difficult experiences.

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Citizens Committee Could Meet
6:54 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Lee County Approves KAH Funding

Keokuk Area Hospital will get more than $103,000 from Lee County.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Lee County has once again agreed to give Keokuk Area Hospital more than $100,000.  This makes it more than $200,000 in fewer than 12 months.

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Due late May
7:17 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Proposals Sought for Quincy Landmark

The former Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design in downtown Quincy, Il.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Historic preservationists are trying to find a new use for a more-than century old building in downtown Quincy.

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Will Vote Again Thursday
12:36 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Lee County Rescinds KAH Vote

Keokuk Area Hospital
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Lee County wants to make sure it follows all rules and regulations in making a contribution to Keokuk Area Hospital.

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