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Rotary Commits to Improving Ludington

 The Ludington City Park will be seeing some major upgrades and a name change.  $300,000  has been committed by the Rotary Club to improving lighting, new electrical capabilities for the band shell, two new picnic areas, new restrooms, all at no extra cost to the tax payer. The park would now be called Rotary Park, and the Kiwanis band shell renamed the Rotary Band Shell. This would establish Rotary's permanent presence in the community. The fountain will also see an upgrade in a separate deal via the Love Ludington campaign and Rotary.  

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Two Arrests in Mason County Involving a Female Juvenile

Two men have been arrested by the Mason County Sheriffs office following a seven month investigation involving a female juvenile. Stemming from an original complaint on January 5th of this year, deputies served five search warrants and have now sworn to 7 felony warrant charges.

49 year old James Gigante was charged with:

Count 1            Children—Accosting for Immoral Purposes (felony 4 years/$4,000.00)

Count 2            Child Sexually Abusive Material—Possession (felony 4 years/$10,000.00)

Count 3            Computer—Using To Commit A Crime (felony 4-10 years)

Count 4            Computer—Using To Commit A Crime (felony 4-10 years)

21 year old Troy Ambrose was charged with:

Count 1            Children—Accosting for Immoral Purposes (felony 4 years/$4,000.00)

Count 2            Child Sexually Abusive Material—Possession (felony 4 years/$10,000.00)

Count 3            Computer—Using To Commit A Crime (felony 4-10 years)

Both subjects were arrested on July 10th, 2015 at 8:10 AM by Mason County deputies and have since been released on bond.  The 49 year-old James Gigante has posted 10% of a $35,000.00 bond and the 21 year-old Troy Ambrose has posted 10% of a $10,000.00 bond.  

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House of Flavors Advances to Ice Cream Shop Final Four

The race rages on for the best ice cream shops in West Michigan. After almost 40,000 votes, WZZM 13 has narrowed the competition to a final four.

The finalists are: Coney Land (Muskegon), Country Dairy (New Era), Mooville Creamery (Nashville), and, of course, Ludington’s House of Flavors.

The vote will continue for one more week and a champion will be crowned this Friday, July 17th. House of Flavors remains neck-and-neck with Mooville and needs the continued support of the community in order to come out on top. As of Monday morning, House of Flavors led the competition by just over 100 votes.

Vote every day by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: 

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/2015/06/27/vote-top-10-ice-cream-shops-in-west-michigan/29381019/

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