January 23, 2018


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Students Celebrate Unity with Day at Park

Posted on Sep 19th, 2017

Tribune photo by Aaron Piper: Seymour Middle School sixth-graders compete in Tug-O-War recently at Gaiser Park in Seymour as part of the D.A.R.E. Year End Party.

Tribune photo by Aaron Piper: Seymour Middle School sixth-graders compete in Tug-O-War recently at Gaiser Park in Seymour as part of the D.A.R.E. Year End Party. When the celebration for last year’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduates kept getting canceled, Seymour D.A.R.E. Officer Tim Toborg reached out to the new principal at Seymour Middle School Sixth Grade Center for a possible solution. “The D.A.R.E. graduates hadn’t had their celebration yet, so Officer Toborg came to…

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

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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, during their opening remarks during the ceremony at Columbus East High…

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

Posted on Jan 1st, 2017

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 to warn kids to never make bad drug or alcohol choices when we get older. D.A.R.E. has taught me a lot of things. For more details see the Thursday, Dec. 22,…

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

Posted on Jan 1st, 2017

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 Essay Winners. Essays describe what they learned and how the D.A.R.E. program can help them make safe, responsible choices.  “Once I receive…

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

Posted on Sep 21st, 2016

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 School. Click the image on the right for full view. Before long, the girls were putting on helmets and racing down West Second Street in front of the American…

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

Posted on Aug 5th, 2016

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 Joe Hawn has had 17 years experience teaching the DARE program in Warsaw. He will now be teaching the class at LCA.…

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

Posted on Jul 31st, 2016

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 Manahan Orthopaedics Center at Grace College, Winona Lake, Tuesday evening, May…

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

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

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 the information and skills needed to make good decisions and help them lead safe and healthy lives. D.A.R.E. — Drug…

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D.A.R.E. to be Different

Posted on May 23rd, 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 Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office taught the program, which included age-appropriate education on drugs, violence, bullying, Internet…

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Threats lead to arrest of student

Posted on May 15th, 2016

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 on George Street, after the incident reported at 3:20 p.m., Jackson County Officer Jeff Walters said. “I had just left there after teaching D.A.R.E.,” Walters said.…

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