Looking Back – March 22

Phil Harbaugh of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department trims branches off trees lining Washington Street on March 23, 1999.

From The Republic archives


Kirr, Marbach & Co., a Columbus investment firm, received a Lipper Best Fund Award for the second straight year. The firm was recognized for the performance of its multi-cap core mutual fund during an awards ceremony in New York City.


After six months as a pilot program, Columbus Self Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) was ready to define its role in the community. SHARE was a nonprofit endeavor run by volunteers that allowed anyone to receive a food package for $15 or food stamps, plus two hours of community service.


The Head Start program’s Parent-Teacher organization sponsored its first fundraising project, a fashion show titled “Head Start on Spring,” which was held at North Christian Church. Clothing was donated by J.C. Penney and modeled by Willene Howell and Charlotte Battin from the Anniece Finishing School and Modeling Agency.