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.


Building Sale Imminent
9:50 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Work Done at Former FM Library

Fort Madison's former Cattermole Library

Fort Madison will soon be able to sell a downtown property to an out-of-town developer.

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Chairman says County Can't Afford It
12:03 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Des Moines County Says No to Facility

Des Moines County Courthouse

It appears the city of Burlington will have to go it alone when it comes to finding a new home for its police department.

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Preparation for Emerald Ash Borer
11:29 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Des Moines County Conservation Report

The Des Moines County Conservation Department is looking for the next year to be just as busy as the previous 12 months.

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Victim Shot in Neck
11:56 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Keokuk Man Charged w/ Attempted Murder

A Keokuk man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting over the weekend.

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Business Owner says Test Unnecessary
10:14 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Alliant Energy Program Questioned

Business owners in southeast Iowa are raising concerns about a rate reduction program offered by Alliant Energy.

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