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Yandon hired to lead News Enterprise

NORTH CREEK - This coming week, there will be a new face at the North Creek News Enterprise.

Lindsay M. Yandon, 22, has been hired as the editor for the News Enterprise, a Denton Publications weekly that is the leading source of news for its circulation area.

Denton Publications' Managing Editor John Gereau said Yandon was chosen from a pool of talented candidates, and said she will undoubtedly steer vital community news into the pages of the News Enterprise.

"Lindsay is a native of our region with a unique insight into the people and communities here and a talented young journalist," Gereau said. "We are lucky to have her as the new editor of the News Enterprise." Yandon replaces Jonathan Alexander, who moved on several weeks ago to become assistant news director of WNBZ radio and Mountain Communications in Saranac Lake.

A native of Newcomb, Yandon graduated valedictorian of her class at Newcomb Central.

Yandon continued her studies at Houghton College, where she served as Editor-In-Chief of the college newspaper after serving as a reporter and editorial assistant for two years.

She graduated with honors in 2008 with a degree in journalism, and then interned at the Hollywood Reporter film magazine's New York City bureau. Also, she held a part-time job at the Carol Mann Agency, a boutique publishing enterprise in Manhattan.

Additionally, she wrote several community news articles last summer for the North Creek News Enterprise.

Late last year, Yandon joined the media relations staff of Houghton's administration, where she worked for about nine months, writing news releases, helping develop marketing campaigns, and editing the school's alumni magazine.

Several months ago, she took a position at the Shoreline Restaurant in Lake George while seeking employment in journalism.

Now a Lake George resident, she expects to return to northern Warren County and delve into community life closer to home, she said this week.

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