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Getting help from your big brother

Chad Ryan/The Journal Gazette
With the help of her brother Kaden DeWald, 10, Kailey DeWald, 8, makes her way from the school bus to the front doors of Arcola Elementary School on Wednesday, the first day of school in Northwest Allen County Schools. Kailey said with a smile that the injury to her leg happened on a zipline tour during the summer.