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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WIUM Local
4:37 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Lee County Board Tours Site

The Lee County Board of Supervisors tour the proposed site for the Lee County Health Department's new building.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors got a first-hand look at the proposed site for the Lee County Health Department’s new home.

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Keokuk School Board
10:07 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Jane Abell : Improve Communication

Jane Abell says she will promote communication and community involvement if elected to the Keokuk School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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Keokuk School Board
8:50 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Alka Khanolkar : Maintain the Course

Alka Khanolkar is running to keep her seat on the Keokuk School Board
Credit Alka Khanolkar

Incumbent Alka Khanolkar believes recent decisions by the Keokuk School Board will lead to positive results for the entire school district.

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Keokuk School Board
8:19 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Carrie Steele : Anti-Bullying Top Priority

Carrie Steele is one of four candidates for three seats on the Keokuk School Board
Credit Carrie Steele

Carrie Steele says if she is elected to one of the three open seats on the Keokuk School Board, her top priority will be protecting the children of the district.

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Recycling Push Likely
6:35 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Garbage Rate Hike Possible in Keokuk

It could soon cost Keokuk residents more money to have their garbage picked up by the city.

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