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Eckert is at center of 2018 Ride 2 Provide Aug. 18

Rachel Murchland Eckert (second from left) will be the beneficiary of this year’s Ride 2 Provide, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, at Markle Park. Eckert, a Markle native, was diagnosed with stage four metastatic colon cancer in December of last year. Also pictured are (from left) Eckert’s daughter, Macy Eckert; Eckert’s husband, Jeremy; and Eckert’s son, Max.
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The 13th annual Ride 2 Provide is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, at Markle Park.

While the motorcycle ride that the event is known for will commence at noon, a variety of other activities will be taking place both before and after that time.

The aim of all those activities is the same: raising funds for a good cause.

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Mayor invites public to celebrate ribbon cutting for Etna Ave. project

The public is invited to celebrate the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Etna Avenue improvement project on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will take place at the corner of Etna Avenue and Waterworks Road.

Construction of the project began in May of 2017, at a final cost of $5,191.781, coming in about $80,000 under budget, according to Anthony Goodnight, director of public works and engineering for the City of Huntington. He said $4,158,426 of that money came from federal matching dollars through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

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Local SWCD to host watershed mgt. plan meet

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a steering committee meeting for the Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan project on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Huntington County SWCD Office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting objectives include:

• Progress report and planning related to the development of the Watershed Management Plan.

• Outreach planning.

• Entertain questions and concerns from the committee and other stakeholders present.

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Lady Vike golfers down Warsaw

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team triumphed over host Warsaw, 183-190, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Stonehenge Golf Club, in Winona Lake.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1, were led by senior Amara Eckert, who carded a 38. Senior Laura Ham fired a 41. Senior Danielle Gonser posted a 50 while freshman Grace Dill capped the team’s score with a 52.

Senior Crosley Stanley rounded out the team’s day with a non-scoring 60.

Huntington North lost the junior varsity match, 208-223.

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His best day

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Young Nyles Smith wraps up Mickey Mouse in his biggest hug during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 11.