To the editor:
I grew up just outside of Perry and, being from Iowa, I grew accustomed to the typical fresh-air smell that comes with living in a farming state. One thing that I never got used to is the smell from Tyson.
My children complain about it when we walk outside, and I tell them it’s just the Perry air (conveniently rhyming with derriere) because of the Tyson factory.
I have tried to get friends and family to move to Perry, because we do love the town, but many of them refuse because of the horrid smell that permeates the air so frequently.
I do believe if the smell could be eliminated, more people would consider moving to Perry, which would help our little town grow and improve.
Is there anything that can be done to help improve the odor from the hog factory?