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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Contract Awarded for Sewer Project
5:08 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Main Street Keokuk Seeks Facade Money

Downtown Keokuk

The city of Keokuk will help a local organization working to improve the appearance of the downtown district.

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Two Visits to Fort Madison
10:53 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Financial Impact of RAGBRAI

The exterior of the Shaeffer Pen Museum, promoting RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI brings people to Iowa from across the country.  The bicyclists and their supporters not only ride across the state, they spend money across the state.

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Jail Expansion Bids Approved
7:50 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Lee County Rents Out 911 Space

Lee County will be helping one of its neighbors with emergency dispatching.

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Plant Being Built in Lee County
4:51 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Additional Money for Fertilizer Plant

The groundbreaking for Iowa Fertilizer Company's plant near Wever.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has agreed to increase its financial incentive package for Iowa Fertilizer Company.

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Judge Reverses Jury Decision
10:38 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Lee County Waits for Possible Appeal

Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County is now in a “wait-and-see” mode following a court ruling late last week.

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