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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$150,000 Budget Shortfall
5:36 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Franchise Fees Voted Down in FM

Fort Madison will not be imposing a franchise fee on electric or gas services
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The Fort Madison City Council has signed off on the city’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014, without its most controversial provision.

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Improper Notice
5:22 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Judge Orders Return of Lee County Horses

Roughly three dozen horses will be returned to a Lee County man charged with neglecting them.

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Improvements in 2013 Did Not Take
9:59 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Warsaw Expected to Repair Street Again

Warsaw's S. 6th Street
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One of Warsaw’s most traveled streets could be in line for another round of repairs.

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Deadline Extended
7:37 am
Tue March 4, 2014

More Time for FM Sports Complex

Groundbreaking for Sports Complex in Fort Madison
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Crews will not have to be in such a hurry to complete the new multi-sports complex in Fort Madison.

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Construction Delays Inmate Transfer
5:12 am
Tue March 4, 2014

New Iowa State Pen Could Open in April

Inside the new Iowa State Penitentiary
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Crews are trying to make up for lost time at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

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