GALLERY: First day of school


Smiling faces and lots of hugs greeted Brown County students as they headed back to class this morning. Here’s a sampling of photos we shot at Helmsburg Elementary this morning and some you shared with us of your children. Send photos for the gallery to

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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.