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.


Much Quicker Than Anticipated
3:28 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Water Service Restored in Warsaw

Water is flowing again in Warsaw after a main leak drained the city's 250,000-gallon water tower and halted service.

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Negotiating w/ City
8:04 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

WB Schools Seeking SRO

West Burlington School Superintendent Dave Schmitt

One southeast Iowa school district is ready to add a law enforcement presence, but its plan is not a certainty at this point in time.

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Full Degree Available
9:51 am
Tue February 4, 2014

C-SC Online Courses Growing

Culver-Stockton College continues to see growth in its online learning capabilities.

The northeast Missouri school says online enrollment is up 30% this semester, compared to Spring 2013.

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Initial Contract Offer
10:41 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Burlington Teachers Seek Raises

Teachers in the Burlington School District are looking for some changes in their next employment contract.

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255th Street
1:48 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Neighbors Want Lee County Road Improved

Neighbors want 255th Street in Lee County to be paved

Residents who live along a gravel road in Lee County are again calling for the Board of Supervisors to improve it.

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