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

Warsaw Expected to Repair Street Again

Warsaw's S. 6th Street
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

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
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

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
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

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

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New Building in Quincy, Il
9:43 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Chaddock Announces Expansion Plan

Chaddock has kicked off a $12-million capital campaign for a new educational building
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

A Quincy-based organization that works with children from across the country is looking to expand its operations.

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Public Hearings This Week
10:58 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

SE Iowa Budgets on Public Display

City councils and staff throughout Iowa have spent the last few months putting together their budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.

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