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 Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city? 1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.