Lisa Eddy writes in the Appanoose County Historical Society fall newsletter the newspaper database has been delivered by Advantage Company. As soon as an Advantage Company representative properly installs the database and trains museum employees, it will be available for public use on a computer at the museum.
In early 2012, the newspaper database will be online. Look for a link to the database on the museum's website.
"We want to extend our sincere appreciation to those people and businesses who donated to this worthwhile project," Eddy writes in the newsletter. "It was an expensive procedure, but now that it is done, it is much less expensive to maintain it, year to year."
Becky Maxwell, Daily Iowegian publisher, has committed to pay the annual fee to keep the database up-to-date, according to the newsletter. A grant from the Community Fund helped pay for the newspaper digitization project and a new computer at the museum "to access the old Iowegians."