Announcement is made of the engagement of Amanda Zook and Jonathan DeRew, both of Bloomington, Ill. She is the daughter of Rodger and Mary Jane Zook, Heyworth, Ill. He is the son of Mike and Doreen DeRew, Geneseo. The couple will be married at 5:30 p.m. June 29, 2013, at Weaver Ridge Golf Course, Peoria. The reception will follow. They graduated from their respective high schools and Illinois State University. Amanda is employed as a program coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension Office, Bloomington.Jonathan is employed as a chemistry teacher and coach at Bloomington High School.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu. 1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."