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.


Borrowed Money to Get By
7:44 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Nauvoo-Colusa Trying to Address Finances

Nauvoo-Colusa Schools

The financial challenges facing the Nauvoo-Colusa School District have it taking a much closer look at its future.

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On Behalf of Keokuk Police
9:50 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

2nd Order of Protection Request in Keokuk

A second order of protection is being sought in connection with a sex abuse lawsuit filed by a former student against the Keokuk School District and two former employees.

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$6-million+ Over 8 Years
8:15 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Significant Endowment for NLC Foundation

The Community Foundation of North Lee County says it has plenty of room to grow, even after receiving a significant contribution.

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Court Hearing This Week
7:40 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Waiting Game for SE Iowa Sewer Projects

The Iowa DNR has yet to weigh in on a sewer system upgrade in the unincorporated community of Argyle in Lee County.

A regional agency that helps rural southeast Iowa communities build and maintain sewer systems is waiting for the go-ahead from the state to do some work in Lee County.

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County Faced Six-Figure Verdict
11:05 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Judge Overturns Verdict Against Lee County

A six-figure verdict against Lee County in a wrongful termination lawsuit has been overturned.

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