Casie Sullivan, a 2006 Wethersfield graduate, has been named the Kewanee volleyball coach. Sullivan, who played at Illinois-Chicago, replaces Carissa Boyd.
Sullivan is currently student-teaching at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville and is serving as a volunteer coach with the school's boys' volleyball program.
While Kewanee has filled its volleyball vacancy, Mercer County has a similar opening after Amy Degelman resigned after one season as head coach. The Aledo graduate had served as an assistant for five seasons under her predecessor, Katie Jenkins.
In her season leading the Golden Eagles, Degelman maintained the success the program enjoyed in the fall of 2011. Mercer County earned its second straight winning season with a 17-16 finish and reached the 2A regional title match for the second consecutive year.
Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.