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.


Emphasis - Oct. 5
10:30 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Agriculture Education

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
  • Dr. Wendy Wintersteen Emphasis

Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, who is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.   They talk about the past, present and future of agriculture education.

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More Discussion Expected
8:44 am
Fri October 5, 2012

No Decision on Keokuk Pig

Bacon the miniature pot-bellied pig.

The Keokuk City Council says it needs more information before deciding what type of animal can be considered a pet.

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Observation Tower Next Step
8:32 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Canton, MO Opens Trail

Canton, MO wants to take advantage of its proximity to the Mississippi River.

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Work Began Thursday AM
11:26 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Hamilton Accepts Clean-Up Bid

The site of a deadly fire in downtown Hamilton is finally being cleaned up.

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500+ in Attendance
11:12 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Clark County Dedicates Courthouse

More than 500 turned out for the Clark County Courthouse dedication
  • Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster
  • MO SC Justice Mary Rhodes Russell
  • Judge Gary Dial

History was made in Clark County this afternoon.

About 500 people turned out for the dedication of the new courthouse in Kahoka.  The audience included more than 100 students.

The event, which lasted an hour, included a masonic ceremony and a number of dignitaries, including Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Missouri Supreme Court Justice Mary Rhodes Russell.

Presiding Commissioner Ron Brewer says the new courthouse is a long time coming.

He says the 26,000 square foot building will make it much easier for the county to serve its residents.

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