Player of the YearJacqueline Twing Rock Island, S, Sr.: First-team All-Western Big 6 Conference and second-team all-state from The Champaign News-Gazette; Team captain finished with a school-record 652 assists, averaged 8.4 assists per game and tallied 93 percent serving accuracy; Helped the 30-6 Rocks to a school record for victories this year.
First teamCourtney Cutlip Geneseo, MH/OH, Sr.: All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division first team; 5.6 serve-receives per game, 2.4 digs per game, 2.0 kills per game; 93 percent serving.
Hailey Feldhahn Rock Island, MH, Jr.: Averaged 2.8 kills per game; 95 percent serving.
Merritt Johnson Moline, OH, Jr.: All-Western Big 6 Conference first team; 3.1 kills per game, 0.47 blocks per game.
Taryn VanEarwage Rock Island, OH, So.: Honorable mention all-state by The News-Gazette; 3.9 digs per game, 3.3 kills per game; 93 percent serving.
Rachael Wilson Moline, Libero, Sr.: All-Western Big 6 Conference first team.
Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.