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‘Keepin’ it … REAL’ in Madison County Schools

‘Keepin’ it … REAL’ in Madison County Schools

D.A.R.E. Officer Darren Dyer makes his rounds talking with students during their lunch period at Maple Ridge Elementary School. Dyer currently teaches the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to nine schools within the county…

Chickasaw Journal Editorial: D.A.R.E. Makes a Difference

Chickasaw Journal Editorial: D.A.R.E. Makes a Difference

D.A.R.E. is making a difference in Chickasaw County. Houston, Houlka and Okolona have all hosted D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies over the last two months and that means every fifth grader in Chickasaw County has heard the critical message of this national program. The...
D.A.R.E. Program Still Educates and Builds Student Relationships

D.A.R.E. Program Still Educates and Builds Student Relationships

Perry County School District 32 fifth graders proudly hold their D.A.R.E. certificates and stand with their D.A.R.E. officer, Cpl. Jeri Cain, at the program’s graduation ceremony.  After more than 35 years of operation, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)...
Richmond Mom Beams with Pride after Son’s D.A.R.E. Award

Richmond Mom Beams with Pride after Son’s D.A.R.E. Award

Grade 5 student Matt Del Rosario (front), of Thompson elementary, was awarded the Good Citizen medal from D.A.R.E. BC, while teacher Nav Badyal (second left) was given the Teacher Appreciation award. Also pictured are Matt’s proud mom, Shelley (left) and Const. Bal...
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...