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 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.