Samantha Schriener, 11, read "The Little Engine That Could" to a group of Taylorsville Elementary School first-graders in 2006, party of a school-system-wide project to encourage young students to read. From The Republic archives

2006

Freedom Field all-inclusive playground at Parkside Elementary School opened to unanimous “kid approval.”

1991

Schmitt Elementary School PTO began a campaign to collect 1 million pennies for its 1991-92 Penny Fundraising Project to benefit teachers and students both educationally and athletically.

1966

Charles Hull retired after 23 years as Columbus postmaster.