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.


Offering Early Retirement
6:10 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

Burlington Schools Allow Online Bullying Report

The Burlington School District has updated its bullying report form.

The Burlington School District will now accept reports of bullying that are filed online.

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St. Paul, IA
12:05 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Cause of Fatal Fire Undetermined

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says the cause of this week’s deadly fire in Saint Paul may never be determined due to the extensive damage.

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Passage Likely in January
11:37 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

SCC Drafting Facilities Master Plan

SCC President Michael Ash

Southeastern Community College wants to bring the look and feel of a large university to the southeast corner of Iowa.

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Takes Effect Jan. 1
11:07 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Burlington Approves Auditorium Deal

Burlington's Memorial Auditorium

Burlington has finally completed a private management contract for Memorial Auditorium.

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Arbitration Hearing
10:11 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

RUSS Trying to Keep Members

An organization that helps rural southeast Iowa communities build sewer systems is trying to maintain its current membership.

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