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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.