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Top Essay Writers Honored

Posted on December 29, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

St. Boniface Catholic School fifth-grade students with members of the Edwardsville Police Department at D.A.R.E. graduation.

St. Boniface Catholic School fifth graders Cecelia Edwards, Lillian Gilbertson, Rachel Kretzer, and Spencer Martin were honored and read their winning D.A.R.E. essays recently during the St. Boniface fifth graders’ D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. Pictured are St. Boniface Catholic School fifth-grade students with members of the Edwardsville Police Department at D.A.R.E. graduation. The local D.A.R.E. program, […]

Christmas with a Cop Brings Holiday Cheer

Posted on December 19, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Edwardsville police transported children taking part in the Christmas with a Cop event to Target in their police cars, sirens blaring, following a free breakfast at Burger King Saturday morning.

Christmas has come early this year for some Edwardsville children. Members of the Edwardsville Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 244 met early Saturday morning with 22 preselected children to shop at the Edwardsville Target for Christmas. Each child was awarded $200 to spend on Christmas presents on his or her […]

St. Clair County Deputy Fults to Attend Mentor Officer Training

Posted on November 14, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Darren Fults

Darren Fults, St. Clair County Deputy, will be starting a new phase to his 12-year D.A.R.E. career. He will be attending the Mentor Officer Training in Utah in a few short weeks and couldn’t be more excited. Darren will attend the two-week D.A.R.E. Officer Training in Illinois in February 2018 after successfully completing his training. […]

Officers Recognized for Years of Dedication to Teaching D.A.R.E.

Posted on September 7, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association

25 officers in Illinois have spent 20 or more years teaching D.A.R.E. to students. The Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association recently honored 25 police officers from around the state for long careers focused on positive interaction with youth through the program which debuted three decades ago. Each officer has spent at least 20 years teaching kids […]

Fruge Named Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Lincoln Police Officer Chirsty Fruge, at right, was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday in East Peoria.

Lincoln Police Officer Chirsty Fruge, at right, was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday [June 16] in East Peoria. Lincoln Police Officer Christy Fruge was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday [June 16] at a ceremony held in East Peoria. The […]

Local D.A.R.E Board Awards Scholarships to Jersey Community High School Seniors

Posted on May 19, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Jersey Community High School DARE Scholars 2017

JERSEYVILLE – CNB Bank & Trust employee Matt Eschbach serves on the local D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) board in Jerseyville, which is organized through the Jerseyville Police Department. The D.A.R.E. board recently presented $500 scholarship checks to four local high school students, Stephen Rulo, Anne Snyders, Maddie Hansen, and Quinten Dial. These impressive young […]

D.A.R.E. Car Show raises over $37,000

Posted on October 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Illinois

Edwardsville Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show

Following the 25th annual D.A.R.E. Car Show held on Aug. 21 of this year, Major Jeff Mills of the Edwardsville Police Department approached the Edwardsville City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting to announce the grand total of proceeds raised. Mills said each year the EPD aims to collect more funds and donations, and this year […]

Illinois Officer Meets Baby He Delivered

Posted on August 3, 2016 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Trenton, Illinois Police Officer Ryan Weh holds the newborn he helped deliver. Officer Weh is a local D.A.R.E. officer and previous had one of the baby's parents Jessica and Humberto's older children in his class

An Illinois family got an early delivery this weekend, thanks to some quick thinking from a local police officer. Trenton, Illinois, Officer Ryan Weh had just started his shift early Saturday morning when he heard the radio crackle. Right: Trenton, Illinois Police Officer Ryan Weh holds the newborn he helped deliver. Officer Weh is a […]

YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hometown, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, News, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board

Daren

Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro […]

Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board Illinois Representative

Posted on June 25, 2015 by in Hometown, Illinois, Other Illinois State Board Members and Officials, Youth Advocacy Board

Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board Illinois Representative

Hi! My name is Lauren Etzkorn and I am the D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board Representative for Illinois because I believe and follow the lessons that D.A.R.E teaches. I was able to participate in the D.A.R.E. program when I was in 5th Grade at Schiesher Elementary School in Lisle, IL. The same year I was taking […]