First photo: Twenty-two Round Lake-Brewster fifth-grade students recently graduated from DARE, a 10-week course that educates students about the dangerous affects of drug and tobacco use as well as stress, peer pressure, bullying and how to find their help network. It was led by Nobles County deputy Ryan Muehe. Pictured are, front (from left): Jack Schmitz, Joselin Perez Moreno, Jesse Ling, Riley Iwen, Eric Pineda Sorto, Caleb Lopez, Emanuel Cruz Velasquez, Esteban Torres, Myra Matias, Issabel Sanchez. Middle: Amari Bernal, Addysen Hendel, Hannah Hill. Back: Mrs. Amanda Voss, Carson Bosma, Dulce Cruz Santos, Mrs. Deb Brunk, Noah Perry, Olivia Rehnelt, Karen Lopez Lopez, Glenda Lopez Martin, Cole Schons. Not pictured: Lily Bulman and Melanie Cerda. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)


Second photo: Sixteen Ellsworth fifth- and sixth-graders graduated from the DARE program during a Friday afternoon ceremony at the Round Lake-Brewster school. Shown are, front (from left): Sidney Simpson, Darwin Demarrias, Caycee Bixby, Kiara Lewis, Rylan Bixby, Nate Onken, Colton Blom. Back: Marie Nath, Maggie Lenz, Zoe Tuin, Aurora Lewis, Kiyra McClain, Carson McClure, Andrea Honken, Roberto Hernandez-Nelson, Selana Davis and Nobles County Deputy Ryan Muehe. (Tim Middagh / The Globe).