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.


Buyout Over Classroom Space
12:45 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

SCC Alters Lease with Community Health Centers

The Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa is expanding its West Burlington facility. The organization has altered its lease of the land from SCC.

Southeastern Community College is altering an agreement it has with a regional health care provider.

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Funding from Federal Government
12:43 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Money Coming for Southeast Iowa Projects

The SEIRPC will steer federal funding towards a new trail near Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington.

Several construction projects in southeast Iowa will receive some federal funding, though the check is not in the mail.

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Former Circuit Clerk Facing Jail
3:52 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Significant Problems with Clark County Courts Office

The Missouri State Auditor gave the First Judicial District in Clark County a Poor rating on a recently-released audit.

The First Judicial District in Clark County has received the lowest possible rating from the Missouri State Auditor.

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Kansas City to Kahoka
8:10 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Plenty of Candidates in MO 6th District

The men running to represent northeast Missouri in Congress will have to be ready for some serious windshield time if elected.

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Concerned About Cemetery Appearance
7:24 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Keokuk Mayor: Lawsuit Still Possible

One southeast Iowa mayor says legal action remains possible if Lee County chooses to consolidate county services.

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