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Daily News opens new office downtown

Published 8:00am Monday, March 31, 2014

For the first time in years, the Dowagiac Daily News has a place to call its own in the city it serves.

Starting on Monday, the newspaper will begin staffing its new office inside the downtown Amtrak station, located at 200 Depot Dr. The schedule for the new office will be as follows:

Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Friday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

From this new location provided to Leader Publications by the City of Dowagiac, the Daily News will be able to better serve its readers right in their backyards. Visitors will be able to come in during these posted hours and talk to the paper’s community editor, leave articles or obituaries for the newspaper, ask about subscription information, check out a current copy of the paper and more.

“Myself and others with Leader Publications are excited to again have a presence in Dowagiac,” said Community Editor Ted Yoakum. “With the opening of this new office, we now have a presence in all four major communities
we serve.”

The new office space will be located inside the station’s old ticket booth. In the event that the community editor or anyone else with the staff is not present during posted hours, a notepad will be provided to leave messages.

“In the case of an event or breaking news, I may have to leave the office in order to cover it,” Yoakum said. “While we’ll try to have the office manned as often as possible, we feel we are providing a greater service to readers by focusing on strong, in-person news coverage first.”

For additional information about the office or the Daily News, contact Yoakum at (269) 588-1040 or at

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