Mr. Bruce Jacques, Taylor Ridge, and Ms. Leann Jacques, Moline, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole June Jacques, to Richard William Lowell Jr., son of CDR. Richard and Barbara Lowell, Houston, Texas. The future bride graduated from St. Ambrose University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She is employed as an accounting specialist at MidAmerican Energy. The future groom also is working at MidAmerican Energy as a customer service specialist while attending Western Illinois University to complete his bachelor's degree in business management. The wedding is scheduled to take place on Oct. 11, 2014, and the couple plans to make their home in Moline.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn. 1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.