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Here is another photo from Estey in Bentley Township in the southeast corner of Gladwin County. Note that the store depicted last week may be the one that says “Post Office” in this 1905 photo. It was known as the “Company Store” long after the Estey company was gone. Herman and Carrie Chubb…

A disturbing piece of information has come to my attention. The last retail store in Estey has closed its doors. The building still stands, and someone may yet reopen it in some fashion, but the once-thriving village now consists primarily of a church and township hall, along with a few priv…

Beaverton and Gladwin Classes of 2019 have officially graduated. Some of those students may be able to find their grandparents in this graduation program from the ceremony for the Class of 1962. This was from when it was still the Gladwin Rural Agriculture School. This program was provided b…

The first evening edition of News & Brews was a success on Friday, May 31. Many community members stopped by on their way home from work and took the opportunity to meet staff members and enjoy delicious snacks provided by The Kilted Cookie, Buckeye Market, and The Record &

A fire in January of 1906 destroyed Frank Atchinson’s store and several other buildings on the north side of Cedar Ave. east of Bowery. This building was already under construction at the time, but the fire made it necessary to speed its construction. He reopened in the new building by the e…