Philip and Patricia Wilson, Moline, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Alyssa, to Kristopher Orton, son of Robert and Kathy Miller, East Peoria, Ill. Alyssa and Kristopher both graduated from Augustana College in 2009. Alyssa received a Master of Science degree from Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., in 2011. She is a speech-language pathologist in the Peoria School District. Kristopher received a Master of Science degree from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. Kristopher is employed by Keramida, Indianapolis, as a geologist. The couple will be married on May 25, 2013, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. The reception will be held at the Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport.
Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2013. There are 224 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: On Monday the 11th inst. on Center Ridge in Mercer County,some citizens got out their cannon to celebrate the taking of Richmond. The gun wasoverloaded and burst. No one was injured, but one 30-pound piece went though thesecond story of a house. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The old folks concert at the Harper Theater last night to benefit St.Luke's Cottage Hospital, attracted a large audience. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Unless depredation by vandals in Rock Island parks is halted,special policemen will be assigned to night duty to protect the flowers and other property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Station WHBF has received a special citation from Washington forits participation in Air Mail Week, which was observed this week throughout the nation. 1963 -- 50 years ago: A 10-year high in employment in the Quad-City area was reachedat the end of the last quarter, according to an industrial employment barometer releasedtoday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Pee Wee teams will be able to play baseball and softball as usualon Diamond Three at Dorrance Park this summer, but after that, the ball field is doomed.County crews have put the diamond back in shape after heavy trucks marred the playingfield earlier this spring. Illinois Department of Transportation crews drove onto it to makeborings for the relocation of the junction of Illinois 84 and the Port Byron-Hillsdale road.