"As I grew up in Newcomb, I care about the people and the local issues," she said. "Every writer's goal is writing about something they care about - something they're invested in," she said.
Yandon's interests include Political Science and horse riding, training and instruction, in which she has been involved for a decade. This summer, she has assisted at River Run Stables of Corinth as an assistant instructor. At Houghton, she served as president of the college's Equestrian Society.
She also has an interest in social justice. While at Houghton, she served as a cabinet member of Allegany County Outreach, helping coordinate a program in which college students serve as as mentors to underprivileged youth. Also, she studied abroad in Santa Cruz and Tambo, Bolivia, where she developed a riding camp program.
She said her varied experience will be helpful as she reports the news.
"I look forward to meeting new people and renewing friendships in area," she said.
Gereau welcomed Lindsay to the Denton staff Monday.
"I am confident she will play a crucial role in building the product while helping deliver the community news of importance to our readership," he said.
Lindsay can now be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.