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.

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New Chamber Director
2:55 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Oltmans Brings Fresh Perspective to Keokuk

Shelly Oltmans is the new Executive Director of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce.
Credit ISU Extension & Outreach

The new head of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce believes being an outsider will help her better do her job.

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Organized by Odd Fellows Lodge
10:25 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Keokuk Could Get Accessible Playgrounds

Credit Joe Lisieski

An effort is underway to bring accessible playground equipment to Keokuk.

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Effective July 1
2:20 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Sewer, Water, Garbage Rates On Rise in Keokuk

Keokuk residents are on track to pay more for some essential services on July 1.

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Search for Superintendents
7:08 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Speedy Timeline for Burlington Schools

There are two empty offices in the Burlington School District's administrative building that the school board is trying to fill.

The Burlington School District has established an aggressive timeline in its search for a new superintendent.

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Chairman Lost in Primary
10:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Schiller : One Lee County Still Goal

Lee County Board of Supervisors Ernie Schiller

The head of the Lee County Board of Supervisors sees no reason to change things despite the results of the June 3 primary election.

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