Charlene Copeland

Rich Egger

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked completion of construction on Rushville’s new public library.

Rushville Public Library

Rushville already has the money in hand to make it eligible for $1.2 million in state grant money to build a new library building.

The $400,000 required in local matching money comes in the form of a bequest from Mardelle Hinner. The estate stipulated the cash be spent on a new library building.

Library Director Charlene Copeland said the current two-story building will be replaced by a single-story library.