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School bus rider thanks ‘hero driver’

River Falls School bus driver, Steve Linehan, made a quick decision and evacuated the 40 children he was transporting to school on Thursday, after he smelled smoke. 2 / 2

Six-year old Riley Bonikowske, a Westside Elementary first grader, visited with the school bus driver, Steve Linehan, who, a day earlier, quickly evacuated students during a school bus fire.

Click here for details on the River Falls School District bus fire, Thursday Sept. 19, 2013.

See next week's Journal for more on the bus fire.

Jillian Dexheimer

Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.