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.


$12-million+ Secured
12:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

SEIRPC Releases Annual Report

SEIRPC Executive Director Mike Norris

The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission says members are more than getting their money back on their investments in the organization.

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Presentation Slated for Oct. 28
11:21 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Burlington School Board Wants Anti-Bullying Info

Burlington School Superintendent Jane Evans

The Burlington School Board wants more information about how the school district is addressing bullying.

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Hearing on Budget Amendment
4:58 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Lee County to Help with Siren

Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County plans to help one of its unincorporated communities purchase some much-needed emergency equipment.

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Pilot in SE, NW Iowa
11:54 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

ISU Interns to Work in SE Iowa

Southeast Iowa could benefit from a new internship program being offered through Iowa State University.

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Claims System Defective
11:30 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

RUSS Sues Engineer over Argyle Sewer

A lawsuit has been filed in Henry County (IA) over a sewer system in Lee County.

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