The Columbus Junction Public Library, along with other local libraries including Washington, Kalona, Lone Tree, and Wellman, have completed a digitization project for all local newspapers. This searchable collection (by date, newspaper, or keyword) can be found at: http://seiowa.advantage-preservation.com
Many thanks to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, the Brinton Trust, and the Ardith Ostrem Memorial for making this project possible.
The collection is current to the end of 2017. The library will add more recent newspapers as copyright allows; the anticipated plan is to add newspapers in one year increments in the February following that year (2018 newspapers will be added in February 2019, for example). The library retains all newspapers in hard copy until the digitization has been completed.