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Bus driver Steve Linehan received the Wisconsin Bus Driver of the Year award Wednesday, in Green Bay for saving 40 River Falls school children from a burning bus last September. (Submitted photos)

'Hero driver' named Wisconsin School Bus Driver of the Year

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A local school bus driver called a hero by many was recognized by the Wisconsin School Bus Association Wednesday, June 28. Steve Linehan was named Wisconsin School Bus Driver of the Year and presented with a plaque at a luncheon in Green Bay, for his actions getting 40 frightened children off of a burning bus last fall with only very minor injuries.


Linehan said he is honored, but the kids are the real heroes.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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