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.


30th Annual Event
10:14 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Keokuk's Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

One of Keokuk's largest tourist events will celebrate a significant milestone over the weekend.

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Races in Keokuk, Ft. Madison
9:35 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Hefty Bills for Lee County Run-Offs

It cost the city of Keokuk more than expected to seat one of its city council members.

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Mixed Reviews from Local Lawmakers
4:44 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Iowa Condition of the State Address

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Governor Terry Branstad used his 2014 Condition of the State Address to show that "Iowa Is Working."

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Random Tests for Certain Employees
9:16 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Fort Madison Expands Drug/Alcohol Testing

The city of Fort Madison has strengthened its policy on testing employees for drugs or alcohol.

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Public Vote Sought
7:27 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Lee County Conservation Seeks New Building

The Lee County Conservation Office along Highway 61

A second Lee County department is proceeding with plans for a new facility.

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