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, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.