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.

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Final Stop in Iowa Tour
11:01 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Ryan Campaigns in Burlington

Rep. Paul Ryan campaigns in Burlington, IA on Tuesday.
  • Paul Ryan's Burlington Speech

The presidential campaign made its way to southeast Iowa for the second time in the last month.

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Emphasis - Sept. 28
9:59 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Keokuk Public Library Anniversary

An open house for the Keokuk Public Library will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. to celebrate its 50th anniversary at that location.
  • Emphasis with Tonya Boltz

Public Radio’s Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Tonya Boltz, who is in charge of patron services for the Keokuk Public Library.

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WPig Permit Possible
9:22 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Keokuk to Talk Bacon Next Week

Bacon the Pig

The Keokuk City Council could decide what how to classify certain animals next week.

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Keokuk Could Provide Infrastructure
9:06 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Rocket Slide Fundraising to Begin

The idea of re-installing Keokuk’s old rocket slide could gain some momentum in the coming weeks and months.

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Thousands of Absentee Ballots in Mail
12:50 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Voting Underway in Southeast Iowa

Southeast Iowa voters who do not want to wait for Election Day have started casting their ballots.  There are no restrictions on who can vote early.

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