August 16, 2017

D.A.R.E. Targets Age-Specific Messages On Drugs to Make a Difference

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Students chuckle as Retro Bill Russ talks tells a joke during the DARE graduation ceremony for sixth-graders in the auditorium at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Ind., Monday, May 8, 2017. Mike Wolanin | The Republic

The growing problem of heroin abuse came up early during graduation ceremonies this week for nearly 400 Bartholomew County sixth-graders completing their 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. D.A.R.E graduation keynote speaker “Retro” Bill Russ talked about the increase in heroin addiction, as did Larry Perkinson, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. employee and student assistance coordinator, […]

Winning D.A.R.E. Essay Tells Importance of Program

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

D.A.R.E. Officer David Schaetzel awards D.A.R.E. Essay Winner 2016 Grace Dyke of Demotte Christian School

Image: D.A.R.E. Officer David Schaetzel awards essay winner Grace Dyke. What D.A.R.E. Means to Me By Grace Dyke Some people don’t take D.A.R.E. seriously. But I think D.A.R.E. is very important. It stands for define, assess, respond, and evaluate. D.A.R.E. can help people get out of bad habits like smoking or taking drugs. Or even […]

Antwerp Fifth Graders Graduate D.A.R.E.

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

D.A.R.E. Antwerp Essay Winners 2016

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program held its graduation for Antwerp Elementary fifth graders on December 7, 2016. Each student was required to write an essay before they could graduate. D.A.R.E. program consists of 12 lessons and the essay gives the students a chance to reflect back on the lessons. Image: The D.A.R.E. Antwerp […]

It’s All Downhill from Here: Speed Thrills Drivers at Annual Soap Box Derby

Posted on September 21, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana

Seymour, IN D.A.R.E. Soap Box Derby

Two years ago, sisters Aralyn and Jaidah Battice were walking with their family in downtown Seymour and literally ran right into the D.A.R.E. Soap Box Derby. They had never heard of the event before and decided to hang around and watch. “It looked like fun,” said Aralyn, 10, a student at Margaret R. Brown Elementary […]

D.A.R.E. Comes to Lakeland Christian Academy

Posted on August 5, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Lakeland Christian Academy

WINONA LAKE — Incoming eighth-grade students for the 2016-17 year at Lakeland Christian Academy will be required to participate in the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through twelfth grade to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Winona Lake Town Marshall […]

Warsaw (IN) Sixth-Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on July 31, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy RETRO BILL and Warsaw, IN D.A.R.E. Officers Cpl. Doug Light (L) and Sgt. Joe Hawn (R)

WARSAW — Retro Bill, lip-synching cops and a laser light spectacular all marked the end of this year’s D.A.R.E. program as sixth-graders from nine area elementary schools gathered to celebrate their graduation. Students from Madison, Claypool, Sacred Heart, Leesburg, Harrison, Washington, Jefferson, Eisenhower and Lincoln, along with their families, teachers and D.A.R.E. officers, packed the […]

Kristie Satterfield Named D.A.R.E. Indiana Educator of the Year

Posted on June 23, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana, News, Spotlight

2016 D.A.R.E. Indiana Educator of the Year Kristie Satterfield

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — D.A.R.E. Indiana Inc. has announced that Kristie Satterfield of Greenfield has been named the 2016 D.A.R.E. Indiana Educator of the Year. Satterfield is the daughter of Bradford, Pa., residents Francis and Joyce Carloni. D.A.R.E. Indiana’s mission is to provide training to law enforcement officers in order that they may provide children with […]

D.A.R.E. to be Different

Posted on May 23, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Ladoga Elementary (IN) DARE Graduation 2016

Jennifer Long’s sixth grade class at Ladoga Elementary graduated on Thursday. However, it was not to the junior high just yet. The class celebrated the end of their 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with a pizza party, a police K-9 demonstration and a small graduation ceremony. School Resource Officer Jennifer Griffith of the […]

Threats lead to arrest of student

Posted on May 15, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana

Medora High School

An 18-year-old Medora High School student faces an intimidation charge in connection with an incident Thursday in which he threatened to shoot students and turn the gun on himself, police report. Willis Lee Weddell Abell of Medora was arrested on the Level 6 charge near his residence, just a few blocks away from the school […]

A Big D.A.R.E. America “Thank You” to D.AR.E. Instructor, Major Steve Gilbert, as he retires after 30 years of service!

Posted on February 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana

Steve Gilbert

Bedford D.A.R.E. Officer Retires (BEDFORD) – Bedford Police Major Steve Gilbert has retired after serving more than 30 years with the Bedford Police Department. Maj. Gilbert’s last day was Wednesday. “Steve was dedicated to serving the citizens of Bedford, especially the kids,” says Chief Dennis Parsley. “He is going to be dearly missed.” Parsley says […]