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.


Several Businesses Interested
2:04 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Outdoor Dining a Possiblity in Keokuk

Keokuk's sidewalks could be open for diners if Main Street Keokuk has its way.
Credit Jason Parrott

Keokuk's downtown district could soon be home to a popular aspect of "big-city living."

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Donations to Keokuk Salvation Army
8:59 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Food for Fines at Keokuk Public Library

Credit Wikimedia Commons / vastateparksstaff

The Keokuk Public Library is giving patrons an opportunity to pay off their fines without dipping into their wallets.

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Held in Hancock County Jail
5:15 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Nauvoo Mom Arrested in Daughter's Death

Jody Price, 33, of Nauvoo was arrested in connection with the death of her child in July 2014.
Credit Nauvoo Police Department

A Nauvoo woman has been arrested in connection with last month's death of her infant child.

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Opening Receptions Coming Up
3:19 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Watercolors Coming to the Tri States

The Mabee Art Gallery at Culver-Stockton College
Credit www.culver.edu

A rare opportunity can be experienced for the next month at two of the region's art galleries.

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Bank Also Loaned Money for Jail
3:12 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Local Bid to Save Lee County Money

Lee County is once again reaping the benefits of local banking.

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