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Monowi: Population One (Plus a Library)

Via Boing Boing, here’s a peculiar story in the LA Times. It concerns Elsie Eiler, the only resident of Monowi, Nebraska:

Every year, Elsie has to approve a municipal road plan to receive Monowi’s share of state transportation funds, which she sends to the county to maintain the two-lane highway that runs past her tavern.

A Notice of Public Hearing is duly posted in the tavern, announcing an upcoming meeting on the road plan for all citizens of Monowi to voice “support, opposition and/or suggestions.” The meeting is to be held “at the usual place.” Elsie figures it won’t last long.

The article maybe lasts a bit too long, and the writer’s on staff, so dollars-per-column-inch is no excuse.