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.


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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Fight Occurred February 2013
5:16 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Appeal Denied for Fort Madison Fight Case

The Iowa Court of Appeals will not reverse the verdict against a man knocked unconscious during a fight outside a Fort Madison bar in February 2013.

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Aug. 11-15
11:50 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Burlington Schools to Distribute Laptops

Burlington High School students will soon have access to a laptop computer at home and in the classroom.

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No Head Coach
8:40 am
Fri July 25, 2014

SCC Cancels Volleyball Season

Credit Wikimedia Commons / U.S Navy photo

No coach means no season for one Southeastern Community College sports team.

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