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What Would You Improve in Dixon in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Dixon, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Dixon to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us comments or blog about why you love living here!

Tracy Taylor December 28, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Hope a Petsmart w/Banfields would be built
Jack December 28, 2012 at 05:05 PM
A decent restaurant where you can take your spouse and have a quiet conversation with good food. Expensive- yes but good food and a romantic atmosphere is worth it. That means no loud canned music, no noisy children, no cell phones, ah, just a dream.
Tracy Taylor December 28, 2012 at 05:41 PM
A beach Hut Deli would be nice too :)
Susie Klein December 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
More restaurant choices please.
Vera Frederich December 28, 2012 at 06:28 PM
One of the biggest changes I'd like to see in Dixon is the school district and public school system here. Have you noticed if you call the school district not only do they not answer 99 percent of the time they don't return calls? Kids are falling through the cracks at lightning speed. Even some districts outside of Dixon are calling this school district borderline negligent :(
Bil Paul December 28, 2012 at 07:38 PM
The creation of a local theater group beyond what they do in high school. Adults, etc.
Russ s December 28, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Improved public transportation to industrial drive.
Kelli Cherry December 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM
How about Firehouse Bistro?
Mark December 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Movie theater and bowling alley, something for families especially the kids to do.Dixon is a nice small town but the only thing for kids to do is get in trouble.
Bil Paul December 29, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Well, there is the teen center. Will be open NY Eve.
Mark December 29, 2012 at 07:16 AM
Teen centers can be ok for a while. But for teens these days it will become too boring and they will roam around looking unsuccessfully for something FUN to do. With nothing in town that leads to trouble.At a minimum they will continue to hang at the skate park or in parking lots like around CVS and 7-11 and do nothing but smoke cigarettes or worse.They also hang around places like convenience stores and the SMOKE SHOP trying to get people to buy for them. Wake up parents we live in a small town and have mostly good kids BUT they are not angels. There ARE drugs in Dixon and there ARE troubled kids in Dixon. Give them something to do.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 31, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Well, I've never been to Dixon, but I've been to Oklahoma. They tell me I was born there....True. I looked Dixon up on map..not far from Davis and their Brain Farm. Be glad you are in a small town with good soil to plant in. The smaller the town, the less the problems are. The secret is to capture the people's imagination be getting them involved in community projects. Have a community "barn raising" and throw Dances in the barn. Square dancing isn't "square" It requires alot of teaching as to how and when. And, it is one heck of allot of fun. If you want a sense of power, get into square dancing. A square is compose of four people who must know exactly what to do and when. One mistake, and the square falls apart. I envy you living in Dixon. I live in Tulsa, okla (Grew up in Glendale, ca) and all the papers here ..... killings, robberies, and drug busts. Collectively, Dixonites ?? have power in unification> Don't ask your kids; tell them. Someday, I am going to visit Dixon.....God luv ye all....Bob Fishback Tulsa, ok
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 31, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Katherine Westerhause ?? To answer your question about why adults dont dance much....their bellies are too big and they are infused with insecurity. Vacaville sound reminds me of a good place to manufacture Vacuum Cleaners...You sound like a leader...get the barn raising started and over see it.
Jody Worthy February 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM
That is exactly what I was going to put on here as a comment. I grew up here and boredom got me into a bit of trouble before owning a car and after....LOL. Plus it's a great family outing.....maybe even a mini golf course..... :)
Jody Worthy February 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Well let's see what great place we could get to take over the Chevy's location- Outback, Marie Calendar's, a WONDEFUL bbq place.......YUM.....Friday nights at the Firehouse Bistro are FABULOUS Tapas night..........great atmosphere and service!
Gary Erwin February 25, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Born and raised in Dixon 60's-70's and a lot of us had a great childhood in Dixon and did not get into trouble. I do agree that we need more entertainment but the lack of entertainment should not become an excuse for getting into trouble. A movie theater, more after school groups, activities and clubs would be good.

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