GENESEO -- Chamber of Commerce director Brian DeJohn is leaving his position after three and a half years to become a content analyst for a Deere & Co. contractor.
Mr. DeJohn will stay in Geneseo through Sept. 6, then start with Volt, a contractor with Deere, on Sept. 8.
He said Deere departments and plants all over the world submit videos, photographs and other items, which content analysts manage on the Deere & Co. website. He said his chamber position included the same type of work.
Mr. DeJohn said he is not moving from Geneseo.
"I very much enjoyed this position I have now and meeting people," he said. "We're not moving from Geneseo. I have four kids, two currently in the school district and two more coming. This is really considering not two or three years down the road, but this is looking 10 or 15 years for a better growth opportunity, and it kind of felt like it was time to move on."
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation. 1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.