Mich. towns end talks, won't add sheriff's deputy
By Sharon Sturdevant
The Kalamazoo Gazette
GUN PLAIN TOWNSHIP — Talk of three area municipalities working with Gun Plain Township to seek grant funds to hire another sheriff's deputy to patrol the region has ended amid growing economic pressures.
"Gun Plain even looked at funding the whole cost ourselves, but we just can't afford to do it," township Supervisor Mike VanDenBerg said.