About Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley, associate editor for The Mail-Journal, has been with The Papers since March 2004. He edits articles for The Mail-Journal, as well as several other publications of The Papers. Ashley also covers Wawasee school board meetings, activities at Wawasee High School and Wawasee Middle School and monthly Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission meetings. A 1996 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in journalism, he lives in Goshen. Staff Writer [email protected]
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Board Considers Milford School Address Change

SYRACUSE — During a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Syracuse the Wawasee school board spent more time discussing other business than talking about the 2017 budget. The meeting was the second of two budget workshops as the new fiscal year approaches.

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Bokhart Connecting With Students In Different Way

SYRACUSE — After 40 years of teaching at the same elementary school, making the decision to retire was not the least bit easy for Don Bokhart. He had no negative feelings about public education and very much enjoyed teaching, but wanting to spend more time with grandchildren, he felt it was time to retire.

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New Wawasee Administrators And Teachers

SYRACUSE – Wednesday, Aug. 10, is the opening day for staff of the Wawasee Community School Corp. They met at Wawasee Middle School in the morning for breakfast, an introduction of new teachers, remarks by Dr. Tom Edington (Wawasee superintendent), a welcome from Angele Lortie, president of the Wawasee Community Educators Association and a presentation by Pat Coy of United Way.

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Infrastructure Mostly Ready School Board Hears

SYRACUSE — Two days before the start of the 2016-17 school year, the infrastructure put in place to be ready for the 1:1 computer initiative is mostly finished. During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Wawasee school board heard an update from Joy Goshert, director of instruction and curriculum for the school corporation.

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Herbicide Business Approved By County BZA

WARSAW — During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Warsaw, the petition for Lex Dalton was granted approval. Dalton asked for an exception to alter a previously granted petition by allowing a custom herbicide application business (seasonal) on property zoned agricultural.

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Easement Vacation Recommended For Approval

WARSAW — During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Warsaw, the APC recommended approval for vacation of a platted easement off Bouse Drive on the north side of Sechrist Lake in Tippecanoe Township. It is located in the second addition to the Springbrook Park subdivision. Steve Snyder, attorney representing petitioners Judd and Nancy Mason, said the small strip of acreage is not a public way but a platted easement. He added there is a state statute allowing the county commissioners to vacate platted easements.

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Students Spending Summer Immersed In Robotics

SYRACUSE — Eighty hours out of an already tight summer schedule for school students is a significant amount of time. But that is what the roughly 16 Wawasee Community School Corp. students attending the summer VEX Robotics Competition Camp have chosen to do.

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Bokhart Will Fill School Board Vacancy

SYRACUSE — A teacher for 37 years, Don Bokhart will replace George Gilbert on the Wawasee school board. The school board approved the appointment of Bokhart during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 12, in Syracuse.

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Approval Given To Raise Chickens At Wawasee High School

WARSAW — Their questions were answered and eventually the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission unanimously approved a request for Wawasee High School to raise chickens on school property. Approval was given during the regular monthly meeting of the APC Wednesday afternoon, July 6, at the county courthouse in Warsaw.

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Nguyen Is New Wawasee High School Principal

SYRACUSE — Though he made a significant career decision, Kim Nguyen’s office will only change from the south side of Wawasee High School to the main office in the same building. During a special Wawasee school board meeting Tuesday, June 28, in Syracuse the board approved Nguyen to become the new principal of WHS effective with the 2016-17 school year.

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