Augustana College has named three new members for its board of trustees.
Robert Ontiveros, of Moline; Mary E. Junck, of Pleasant Valley; and Charles D. Lindberg, of Cincinnati, Ohio, have joined the board, according to a news release from the college.
Mr. Ontiveros chairs Group O, the nationwide marketing company he founded that is considered the ninth largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. Group O also provides packaging and supply-chain services, the release stated. Mr. Ontiveros also created the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley.
Ms. Junck is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lee Enterprises. She also sits on other boards, including the Associated Press, the Newspaper Association of America, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam Museum.
Mr. Lindberg, a 1950 graduate of Augustana, also is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a member of the Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP law firm with a focus on corporate law. Part of the Yale Law School Alumni Association's executive committee, he has served on numerous boards in the Cincinnati area, including the Cincinnati Reds; the Cincinnati Bengals, Inc.; Gibson Greetings, Inc.; the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; and the Cincinnati Public School Board.
The new trustees will serve a four-year term ending in 2015.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.