Cherokee keeps truckin'

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The recent good news about Tyson Deli in Cherokee undergoing a $5 million expansion project that will create a few more jobs, that the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's annual economic impact now exceeds $10 million, and a proposed expansion of an existing (yet unnamed) Cherokee business also creating a few more local jobs has us almost giddy.

And when you pigtail all this to last fall's announcement by Hy-Vee of its multi-million dollar expansion project now under way for its Hy-Vee Distribution Center north of Cherokee, we plead "giddy" to all charges!

Daily, we read in the newspapers, see on television and our computers, hear on the radio, and hear in the coffee shops, grocery stores, and taverns about the critical economic crisis in America.

Worse, many economists say there are no viable solutions as the government plods through the channels to create an economic stimulus plan that would kick-start this country on the road to recovery.

But when you take a good look at Our Town, and think about Tyson, the CRMC, Hy-Vee, and any an all other economic good news, we must remember that there are many good people working hard together here to make it all happen. We owe them all a huge debt of gratitude.

And we're very proud to be a part of this progressive community that just keeps getting better by striving to improve itself on a daily basis.

Our heartfelt appreciation and admiration goes out to all those involved in this great news about this great community!