Editorial

Looking forward to Register article

Friday, July 1, 2016

This newspaper does not often praise newspapers not affiliated with the company that owns the Chronicle Times.

However, we were pleased to see that the Des Moines Register contacted a number of people in Cherokee County to get their input regarding the situation at the abandoned meat packing plant just south of Cherokee that is under lease by Tyson Foods.

The community is conducting efforts to find an industrial employer to use the facility, but Tyson Foods is interfering with those efforts.

A Register reporter has interviewed local representatives of government (city, county and state legislature) and representatives of economic development (CAEDC, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and CIC).

We also praise those representatives for coming forward to publicize this problem.

The situation needs to get as extensive and widespread public exposure as possible.