Meredith Ecklund, Quad-City Times

Meredith Ecklund

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Past articles by Meredith:

Iowa company picks up tab for unpaid school lunches in Eastern Iowa region

MUSCATINE — Unpaid lunch bills at Grant Elementary were nearly cut in half thanks to a health care management group. → Read More

Man critically injured after exiting a car on the road

A man was reportedly found around 4:30 p.m. Thursday evening on the road near Highway 38 and Park Avenue West in Muscatine. → Read More

New MCC theater instructor brings "The Humans" to life

MUSCATINE — Rehearsing a play about a family for months, it makes sense that the actors in Muscatine Community College's upcoming fall play became one themselves. → Read More

Secretary of state candidates stress importance of voter transparency

MUSCATINE — With Election Day less than two weeks away, Secretary of State Paul Pate and candidates running for office want voters to know exactly how to cast their ballots → Read More

Hubbell talks mental health at Muscatine roundtable

MUSCATINE — As the campaign is winding down, Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell made a stop in Muscatine to hear about issues with mental health care the region is → Read More

Kent Corp. bringing 35 new jobs to Muscatine

MUSCATINE — Major Muscatine employer Kent Corp. announced dozens of jobs will be coming to the city next year. → Read More

Next step in the GPC settlement: class action members to receive info on filing a claim

MUSCATINE — Members of the class action lawsuit involving Grain Processing Corp will soon be able to start the claims process. → Read More

GPC to pay more than $50 million in proposed settlement

MUSCATINE — After years of legal action over pollution problems in the area of the plant, a proposed agreement has been reached in the Grain Processing Corp class action lawsuit. → Read More

Trial date set in decades-old murder case

MUSCATINE — A trial date has been set in the murder case that had been cold for more than 25 years. → Read More

Candidates share ideas at League of Women Voters forums

MUSCATINE — A chance for voters to be heard by candidates running for office is one way a local group is trying to "make democracy work." → Read More

Muscatine leaders become Future Ready

MUSCATINE — In the first of 18 regional summits across the state, leaders in business, education, economic development and the community gathered Friday to learn how they can make Muscatine → Read More

Board of Supervisors moves forward on courthouse renovation

MUSCATINE — The third floor renovation planned for the the Muscatine County Courthouse will close the courtroom as soon as this year, but for how long has yet to be → Read More

Cabins in Deep Lakes Park expected this spring

MUSCATINE — Campers may get the chance to explore Deep Lakes Park in Muscatine after staying in a newly constructed cabin in the new year. Plans to order the four → Read More

Iowa Democratic Party chairman attacks Reynolds on education

MUSCATINE — With school just starting across the state, Iowa Democratic Party headed by Chair Troy Price has been on an extensive tour addressing education funding issues. → Read More

Muscatine bar focuses on family

MUSCATINE — In a building decorated with characters, portraits of regulars and even the original bar, the Manjoine family of Jody’s in Muscatine keeps business in the family. → Read More

GPC trial date postponed to Aug. 20

MUSCATINE — The jury trial of the Grain Processing Corporation class action lawsuit scheduled to begin Monday, July 9 has been suspended. → Read More