By Amy Bickel - The Hutchinson News - firstname.lastname@example.org
DERMOT - Some folks, Charlie Milburn said with a chuckle, call him the mayor of Dermot.
Not that there is much to manage on this section of the hardscrabble High Plains. The town of Dermot hasn't been around for years.
There's nothing left, he said, except for a cemetery and a one-room brick school, which has the dubious honor of being the state's last one-room school, having closed in 1990. Residents, however, are not about to let what is left of their neighborhood die.
About once a month, Milburn and others gather at the brick school. There they socialize with a potluck supper.