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Peninsula Clarion: Conversation on drugs, alcohol continues to evolve

Peninsula Clarion: Conversation on drugs, alcohol continues to evolve

Times have changed, and so has the message behind D.A.R.E., the long-running program for elementary school students administered by law enforcement officers. As the Clarion reported this week, while D.A.R.E. still stands for “drug abuse resistance education,” the...
Teaching Kids to Make Safe, Responsible Decisions

Teaching Kids to Make Safe, Responsible Decisions

Students in a fifth-grade class at Herkimer Elementary School were given a scenario Thursday where a girl who smokes was going to a party. Some of the students offered solutions about what they would do. One said to not go. Another said to go, but if the friend started smoking to say you had to go home. Another said to just walk away.

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

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

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...
Officers D.A.R.E. to help kids say no

Officers D.A.R.E. to help kids say no

Pine Bluffs Police Officer Char Madden teaches D.A.R.E. to Pine Bluffs Elementary School sixth-grade students. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is taught only in Laramie County School District No. 2 in Wyoming. Laramie County Officer Kurt Wilson said the...
Northside Elementary Students Graduate D.A.R.E. Program

Northside Elementary Students Graduate D.A.R.E. Program

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Wednesday was a big day for a young group of students in La Crosse. Fifth graders at Northside Elementary got to take part in a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. A total of 51 students received their certificates after completing the training led...
Streetsboro Officer is Top Cop

Streetsboro Officer is Top Cop

Streetsboro D.A.R.E. Officer Jason Fogleman dropped in to visit Debbie D’Amico’s fifth-grade class at Henry Defer Intermediate School last week. Streetsboro Police Officer Jason Fogleman isn’t looking for awards and recognition. But they’ve found him. Fogleman,...
D.A.R.E. Marks 25 Years

D.A.R.E. Marks 25 Years

Three police officers who were Bartholomew County’s first D.A.R.E. officers will reunite to be honored at a 25th anniversary celebration of the program. As many as 2,000 people are expected at Monday night’s D.A.R.E. graduation at Columbus North High School gym, which...