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.


5:54 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Lee County Facing Significant Shortfall

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has made some initial decisions regarding the county's upcoming budget, but there is still plenty of work to do.

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Reasonable Jury Conclusion
5:25 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

IA Appeals Court Upholds Murder Conviction

Adam Pitman

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the 1st degree murder conviction handed down to a Keokuk man in 2012.

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Five-Year Figure Also Down
5:09 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Public School Enrollment Down in SEIA

The Keokuk School District's certified enrollment fell by 28 students this year, compared to last year.

The trend of Iowa's public school enrollment being on the rise is not reaching the southeast corner of the state.

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Hundreds of Paintings
10:56 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Unexpected Find in Northeast Missouri

A smaller version of the Hinge Gallery's Virginia Terpening display at Culver-Stockton College
Credit www.thehingestl.com

Our first thought when we see a vacant, run-down property is usually "what a dump."  There are times, though, when it should be "I wonder what is inside."

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More Process than Prestige
10:53 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Caucus Night in Keokuk

About 60 Republicans caucused at Keokuk High School on Tuesday night.
Credit Tyler McGhghy

Sparse crowds did not stop the Democratic process from happening in Keokuk Tuesday night.

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