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.


Meanwhile Former President Reflects on Career
2:02 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

First Female President Takes the Reins at Culver Stockton College

New Culver-Stockton College President, Dr. Kelly Thompson

The new president of Culver-Stockton College says she's excited for the opportunity to lead the institution in Canton, Mo.

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Iowa Supreme Court to Rule
10:43 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Lee County Judge Facing Suspension

A Lee County judge is facing suspension for violating the state’s judicial code.

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4-2 Vote
9:33 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Contract Extension for Keokuk Superintendent

The Keokuk School Board

The head of the Keokuk School District has received a contract extension.

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Beer Tent at August Concert
11:04 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Keokuk's Rand Park No Longer Dry, Alcohol OK

The Keokuk City Council is softening its stance against allowing alcohol in one of its largest parks.

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Texas Company Looking to Build
6:36 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Little Known about Proposed Pipeline Through Illinois and Iowa

The local portion of a proposed pipeline from North Dakota to west-central Illinois.

It appears state agencies in Iowa and Illinois know very little about a proposed pipeline through the tri-state region.

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