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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Pending IA Supreme Court Ruling
9:44 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Keokuk Schools Sex Abuse Lawsuit Delayed

A sex abuse lawsuit against the Keokuk School District is on hold, pending a ruling on a similar lawsuit in Henry County.

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Leak Discovered April 19
10:13 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Terrain Delays Keokuk Sewer Repairs

Soap Creek flows into the Mississippi River near the South Side Boat Club.

Keokuk says the location of a sewer leak slowed repairs, allowing more pollution into nearby waterways.

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Volunteers Focusing on Services
4:15 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Lee County Backs Citizen Committee

Much of the talk about Lee County Government involves removing drivers' license services from the courthouse in Keokuk.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is giving a boost to a newly-formed citizen committee.

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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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