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.


Several Financial Irregularities
4:44 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Former SEIA City Clerk Faces Felony Charges

The former city clerk in Farmington, IA is facing multiple felonies after  an audit revealed several irregularities in city financial transactions.

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Dedication Likely Aug. 11
7:25 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Keokuk Rocket Slide Coming Back

Groundbreaking for Keokuk rocket slide

Work is now underway at the site that will soon be home to Keokuk’s “old” rocket slide.

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Anonymous Tip Prompts Investigation
3:07 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

UPDATE - Clark County Circuit Clerk Resigns

Clark County Courthouse

1st Judicial Circuit Judge Gary Dial has accepted the resignation of Clark County Circuit Clerk Mary Jones.

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Been Open for 30 Years
10:18 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Tri-State Coalition Closing Next Summer

Sue Prochazka with the Tri-State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, which will close in June 2014.

An organization in southeast Iowa that’s been helping victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse will close its doors.

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Rep. Kearns Worries of More in Future
5:23 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Workforce Development Cuts in Lee County

State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk)

One southeast Iowa lawmaker does not believe the state legislature will be able to stop a reduction in local workforce development services.

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