No longer a teen prodigy, veteran
diver Kristian Ipsen heads to Rio

By Jay Bedecarre on July 05, 2016

Kristian 1 Dive for websiteKristian Ipsen claimed the top spot at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials late last month in three-meter springboard. A bronze medalist from the London Games, the Clayton diver won by a large margin over runner-up Michael Hixon. They’ll both compete in Rio de Janeiro in the 3M. (Photo: Donna Ipsen Jonas)


Rockin’ new Roundup raises $80,000 for Relay

By Tamara Steiner on July 5, 2016

Middendorf_Gonzalves for websiteOld idea with a new spin, some good BBQ and a rockin’ country band made for a great party last month when more than 500 reached into their closets and dusted off their cowboy boots for the Roundup for Relay, a catered BBQ on July 11 at the Easley Ranch on Marsh Creek Rd.

Ticket sales, a silent auction and several very generous donors raised over $80,000 for cancer research. [click to continue…]

Geysers and buzzers signal summer in The Grove

By Tamara Steiner on July 5, 2016

Grove Water feature for websiteA new exciting water feature and an almost inaudible “mosquito” are causing quite a buzz around the Grove these days.

Last summer, the children’s water feature in the Grove was literally a dry hole, no matter how hot it got. Rationing during the drought left no water for fun things like the water feature, the dog watering spigot and the city’s fountain. [click to continue…]

Mayor on the ­lookout for local centenarians

By Howard Geller on July 5, 2016

Geller_Howard_for websiteClayton’s Centenarian Club: As mayor, one of my missions is to meet and greet as many people as possible. When I moved to Clayton in 1974, it had a population of about 2,800. Today’s population is 11,288. Though Clayton is still considered a small city, the diversity of our residents is vast. We have become a hamlet to many who found our paradise. [click to continue…]