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A first and a last for the DARE program

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Wednesday’s DARE graduation at the Ellsworth Middle School was a milestone for lots of people.

For the 110-plus fifth graders, it represented the end of a 10-week session, in which topics such as tobacco, stress, bullying, alcohol and peer pressure were discussed.


For their instructor, Pierce County Sheriff’s Officer Steve Albarado, after six years and 29 previous graduations, it was his final one after being promoted to jail lieutenant earlier this year.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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