|Frederick, Kansas, population nine or 10, on a good day.|
I got an email in early June from a resident in the small town I live in. She said her aunt, Wanda Plautz would be excellent to talk to about the history of Frederick, Kansas.
But my research lead me to a deeper story. The town has been incorporated since the late 1800s. Now the third-class city of just nine residents must decide if it will live or die.
No one ran for election in April. Moreover, no one voted or wrote in a name. There is no official mayor or council.
Here's an excerpt from my story: