Streetlights are still on in Frederick, Kansas – for now

There is no mayor, no city council and no budget. And no one, it seems, knows what to do about Frederick, Kansas.

But the streetlights in Kansas’ second smallest city are still on – for now. It’s the only bills Melode Huggans, who still serves as city clerk, pays each month – despite the fact the town with no elected officials never set a budget in August.

The town’s budgetary authority ended Dec. 31.

Ten people call Frederick home − on a good day, that is. The little Rice County town once had as many as 150 people, along with grocery stores, a lumberyard, blacksmiths and restaurants.

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