Action taken last week by the Adams County Hospital Association by refinancing the lease revenue rental bond used to construct the new hospital back in 2005 will save the hospital several million dollars over the life of the bond issue.
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated a Holy Mass, then led a large throng of parishioners to the adjoining St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church's parish hall for the blessing and dedication of the new building on Sunday.
The hall is the culmination of the St. Mary's Building On Our Heritage capital campaign that began in 2004.
That campaign included a new gymnasium.
Adams County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in July, falling from 7.9 percent in June to 7.6 percent last month, according to the latest figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county's jobless rate has remained below 8 percent for four consecutive months after starting 2012 at 8.5 percent. Three years ago, in July of 2009, Adams County experienced a jobless rate of 15.2 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.1 percent.