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Dixon News Briefs

Jan 06, 2023 12:00AM ● By MPG Staff

City of Dixon Economics Developer Larry Burkhardt said farewell to his long commute from Roseville by retiring. He was honored at a recent retirement gathering by numerous fans including Mayor Steve Bird who joked over their similar beards. Photo by Debra Dingman

Burkhardt Farewell

Family, Friends, and Staff attended the Retirement Gathering for City of Dixon Economics Developer Larry Burkhardt this past week at the Senior Multi-Use Center. Burkhardt has been with the City of Dixon for five years and told the guests that most people don’t know what an Economic Developer does but that the job is to bring the mission of the community to fruition through jobs and businesses. He was honored with three collective gifts including a SF Giants vs. Colorado Rockies baseball game and was highly praised for his work in Dixon.

Pork Chop Dinner

This Friday, January 6, the Veterans Dinner menu will be breaded pork chops, potatoes with gravy, veggies, and a roll starting at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 North First Street. Cost is $10 but tips are welcome. Monies go to support the veterans and the facility. The bar will be open.

Planning Cancelled

The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, at 7 p.m. 

The Chamber Lunch

Members of the Dixon Chamber of Commerce are invited to a no-host networking lunch on Tuesday, January 17, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Bud’s Pub & Grill, 100 South First Street. For more information, contact the Chamber at (707) 678-2650.

School Back In

Dixon Unified School District students have been out of school for 23 days straight with the Dixon Teen Center not open. Hopefully students are rested and will have their social skills involving fellow students and teachers re-booted quickly. They are expected to be back in classes this coming Monday, January 9.

Skills Assessment

On Saturday, January 7, there will be a 2023 Spring Skills Assessment for Dixon Girls Softball at Hall Park starting with 8U and 10U from 10 a.m. to noon and 12U and 14U from noon to 2 p.m. If you are interested in playing but have not yet signed up, this is a good time to check them out.

Blood Drive

Donate your most valuable offering: Your blood. On Monday, January 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a blood drive at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 North First Street. To schedule your appointment, call Vitalant at (877) 258-4825 and mention blood drive code SMFM014 to sign up and receive instructions. All donors 21 or older will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to the Big Game, a trip valued at $27,400. For complete rules and details go to

Hobo Dinner

Mark your calendar for the American Legion Auxiliary, Dixon Unit 208, annual Hobo Beef Stew Dinner & Raffle on Saturday, January 21, 2023.This is always a whole lot of fun and there are plenty of raffle prizes, too. Tickets are $10 each. There is a no-host bar that opens at 4:30 and dinner is at 6 p.m. For tickets, please call (707) 592-0991 or inquire at the Veterans Hall.

Fundraising Dinner

Mark your calendars for Monday, February 13, 2023, for the annual Dixon Women’s Improvement Club Scholarships and Grants Fundraising Dinner. At Bud’s Pub & Grill, 100 South First Street in downtown Dixon. Tickets are now on sale and are $30 per person. Dinners can be eaten inside or taken home from 4:30 to 8 p.m.  Call to pre-order at (707) 678-4745 after 4 p.m. on Monday, February 13 if you want to do pick up.

Entrée choices are Prime Rib or Tri-tip, Chicken, Salmon, Pasta or Vegetarian dish. They also will include dinner salad, garlic toasted red potatoes, and bread. There will be a huge raffle drawing of all kinds of goods and services during the evening. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by any of the DWIC members or call the newspaper office at (707) 678-8917.