Originally published Dec. 2, 2013.
One man's quest to quell flooding on his family property has resulted in the preservation of a piece of history, and an award of recognition.
Richard Ness, a retired contractor from Huntington, has long since taken over the care of his family's property that was purchased by his father in 1948.
The acreage is nestled outside of Huntington along the Wabash River.
From afar, it appears that Ness has simply created a beautiful resting spot along the riverbanks, but on closer look, it's evident he has done much more.