Established in 1877, The Gladwin County Record is the oldest continuously operated business in Gladwin County. In 1934 the Record merged with the Beaverton Clarion and in 1997 went on line with one of the community news industry’s very first websites, GladwinMi.com. The paper exclusively serves Gladwin County with a paid circulation of nearly 4,000. To this date the Record and Clarion remains the focal point of all things “Gladwin County."

Max Milne, editor

Max joined the staff of the Record and Clarion in January of 2020 as the editor. He is a 2016 graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Online Journalism. Max worked for the university paper as a reporter and photographer. He enjoys practicing different forms of creative writing in his spare time.

E-mail: mmilne@thegladwincountyrecord.com

Max McDonald, reporter

Max McDonald is a Michigan State University graduate and retired science teacher from River Rouge High School. He moved to the area with his wife four years ago after vacationing here for many years. Max has extensive coaching experience at both the high school and youth level. During his time as a teacher he coached hockey, swimming, and softball. He is a big fan of MSU athletics, and a long time season ticket holder. He is looking forward to covering local athletics, and getting to know the community better.

E-mail: mmcdonald@thegladwincountyrecord.com

Dawn Laidlaw, general manager

Dawn Laidlaw started her career at the Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion in 1999, as a Customer Service Representative. From there, she moved into our Sales Department and in 2004 became office manager. Dawn was named general manager of the Record and Clarion in 2019.

E-mail: dlaidlaw@thegladwincountyrecord.com

Carissa Petherbridge, production manager

Carissa Petherbridge is the production manager for the Record and Clarion. Hired in 2001, as a customer service representative in the front office, Carissa also worked as an editorial assistant. She was promoted to her current position in 2010. Carissa married in 2000 and has two children. She is a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.

E-mail: cpetherbridge@thegladwincountyrecord.com

Michelle Hisey, account executive

Michelle Hisey attended Wayne State University studying Business and Marketing. She grew up in West Bloofield, and moved to the Wixom Lake area and has spent 33 years enjoying raising kids, the area and her lakefront home. She began her career at the Record Clarion in 1996 as an Account Executive, and has come full circle after working for 9&10 News in Mt. Pleasant, and Yellowbook servicing an area from Saginaw to Oscoda. She's very happy to be back working in her own backyard and is glad to be back at The Record & Clarion.

E-mail: mhisey@thegladwincountyrecord.com