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.


Budgeting for Outcomes
4:39 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

New Budget Approach for Des Moines County

The Des Moines County Courthouse

Des Moines County residents will have more of a say when the Board of Supervisors starts crafting the county's budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014.

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Off North 1st Street
11:07 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Site for Musician's Memorial in Keokuk

The proposed location for the Musicians' Memorial in Keokuk

Plans to honor local musicians have taken a big step forward as a site in Keokuk has been selected.

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Bracewell Stadium Improvements
10:19 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Burlington Schools to Aid Renovations

Bracewell Stadium

The Burlington School District is moving ahead with its share of the proposed $3.4-million renovation of Bracewell Stadium, which is home to multiple middle and high school teams.

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100th Anniversary
12:50 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Re-Dedication of Statue Honoring Keokuk

The descendants of Chief Keokuk line up in front the statue built in his honor.

People from across the Midwest traveled to Keokuk to help the city celebrate its namesake.

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January 2 Deadline
12:20 am
Fri October 18, 2013

SCC Prepares for GED Spike

Southeastern Community College is preparing for a spike in people trying to earn their high school equivalency diploma though the college.

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