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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Bids To Be Advertised For Summer Projects

SYRACUSE — Winter will not be officially finished for more than a month, but school administrators are already planning summer construction or renovation projects for Wawasee schools. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, in Syracuse, the board approved architectural firm Barton-Coe-Vilamaa to begin advertising for bids for capital funds summer projects.

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Yacht Club’s Two Petitions Approved By BZA

WARSAW — Wawasee Yacht Club wants to enclose a wraparound porch and also in the future build a pavilion on its property on Trusdell Avenue at Lake Wawasee. The petitions were among those on the agenda of the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Warsaw.

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Students To Get Hands-On Health Experience

SYRACUSE — Paige Wright will graduate in a few months from Wawasee High School, wants to be a nurse and will possibly attend Goshen College. She has taken all of the health classes offered at the high school.

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APC Recommends Denial Of Vacation Request

WARSAW — Once again, the issue of the public being able to use a platted road to access a lake came up during a meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission. During its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Warsaw the APC considered a petition by Ronald and Karen Harter to vacate a 14.5-foot wide public way in the Brindle subdivision near Sechrist Lake in Tippecanoe Township.

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APC Sidetracks Fence Issue On Rezoning Petition

WARSAW — During its regular monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, in Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission considered a rezoning petition for Chad and Annie Zartman in Plain Township. It soon became apparent more than a rezoning was involved, though eventually the APC chose to focus only on the rezoning.

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Grain Farmers Analyze, Plan And Prepare In Winter

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Changes in farming in recent years have been well documented, whether focusing on technology, farmland being sold and developed residentially or the diminishing number of family farms. Another aspect of change, that of what takes place on a grain farm during the winter months, has probably not received quite as much attention.

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Wawasee Receives Accountability Grades

SYRACUSE — Indiana Department of Education publicly released 2015 school accountability grades Tuesday, Jan. 26. Final grades were approved unanimously by the State Board of Education during its board meeting, also Tuesday.

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Gun Control: More Or Less Needed?

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Make no mistake about it, a hotly debated topic on a national level is gun violence and the government’s role in addressing it. While everyone seems to agree gun violence is a major problem, not everyone agrees on how to go about addressing it.

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Brief Update Given On Syracuse Elementary Project

SYRACUSE — During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, in Syracuse the board was given a brief update on the status of the construction of the new Syracuse Elementary School on Kern Road. The update was given by Bob Lahrman, director of support services for the school corporation.

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Board Approves Changes To Athletic Handbook

SYRACUSE — Checking grades for student-athletes had been done every 12 weeks, or once each trimester. But it was determined that system may not be fair to some athletes, so a review was done.

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Epworth Forest Plan Approved By BZA

WARSAW — Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church presented an overall master plan covering several years for Epworth Forest near North Webster during the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Warsaw.

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Real Estate Sign Discussion Continues

WARSAW — Real estate directional signs have again become a problem in Kosciusko County. For a few months now, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission has been considering possible changes to the ordinance governing the signs.

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