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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April 20th Average Start
9:01 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Cold Should Not Affect Corn Planting

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The snow and freezing temperatures this week in the tri-state region should not have much of an impact on local corn planting.

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Could Share Teachers/Staff
9:24 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Keokuk Schools Increasing Tax Rate

The Keokuk School Board will consider ways to address a $500,000 shortfall in its upcoming budget next month.

The Keokuk School Board has approved the district’s certified budget for the upcoming school year.

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Exhibit Up Through April
8:30 am
Sat April 12, 2014

HS Art On Display in Fort Madison

The 1st place winner in color drawing was submitted by Reagan Mickelson of Central Lee High School
Credit Fort Madison Area Arts Association

The artistic talent of local high school students from Illinois and Iowa will be on display in downtown Fort Madison for the rest of April.

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Open Meeting Issue
10:13 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Legality of Lee County Vote Questioned

Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Questions are being raised about the legality of the Lee County Board’s vote to give money to Keokuk Area Hospital.

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Lewis, Clark Counties
9:35 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Missouri Election Results - 4/8/2014

A recap of the results for contested races in Lewis and Clark Counties in northeast Missouri.

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