December 16, 2017


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Murray Fifth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017

Murray 2017 D.A.R.E. Graduates

Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students has already taken that step, as the fifth graders…

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Street Receives Runner-Up Honors

Posted on Aug 5th, 2016

OSAGE — Osage middle school student Meredith Street has been named the runner-up in the state D.A.R.E. essay contest at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center. Earlier this year, Street, the daughter…

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D.A.R.E. to Care: Van Otterloo recognized for commitment to Spencer’s youth

Posted on Jul 31st, 2016

Next Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., athletes young and old will line up near the boat ramp at West Leach Park to help raise funds for the 2017 graduating D.A.R.E. class and to demonstrate a…

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Anna Grace Holthaus, 2016 Iowa D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016

The Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and South Winneshiek School are proud to announce that Anna Grace Holthaus has won the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers’…

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Twelve Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 9th, 2015

Notre Dame sixth graders pledge to be good citizens. From Cresco Times. Photo: Rachel Ludeking is congratulated by D.A.R.E. Officer Rich Hollenbeck for graduating from the program. CRESCO -…

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MMC Middle & High School named “Iowa Safe Schools”

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014

From MARCUS, Iowa (KTIV) - All of Wednesday's activities were made possible by the "Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools" grant, which Marcus Meriden Cleghorn got about four years ago. It…

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LaVera allegations shed light on school policy, online safety

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

From Newton Daily News. Three months after news broke that a California man allegedly preyed on local teenagers after visiting two Newton schools, the school board is making progress on a huge…

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Two Local Students Place in State D.A.R.E. Contest

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy Stacey Bussie (center) is shown with Laura Richards (left) of Clinton and Frankie Hansen (right) of Clinton.  From The Clinton Herald.  CLINTON — Two…

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Starmer Named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

Right: Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer, surrounded by graduates of his D.A.R.E. program. From The Audubon County Advocate Journal.  Audubon Police Officer Matt Starmer was named 2014 DARE…

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Tips to Keep Your Community Safe

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

From DES MOINES, Iowa — Crime in Des Moines is down by nearly 20 percent from last year. Public safety officials say they can do better, but they need your help. The Des Moines…

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