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]

New Category Of Super Mileage Cars At Shell Marathon

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School engineering students, led by teacher Allen Coblentz, are preparing two super mileage cars for the annual Shell Eco-marathon April 26-30 on the streets of downtown Detroit. One of the cars, diesel powered, will have four wheels, is larger and will actually look a little closer to a real life car.

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Wawasee Recommended For Accreditation By AdvancEd

SYRACUSE — A team of five visited Wawasee schools on a “whirlwind tour” and came away with a recommendation for accreditation for the school district. An exit report of the AdvancEd team’s findings was given by Dr. Michael Henry of Springfield, Ore., Wednesday afternoon, March 22, in the Warrior Room at Wawasee High School.

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State Releases Wawasee’s 2016 Annual Performance Report

SYRACUSE — Among the many reports public school corporations are involved in each year is the annual performance report. The 2016 version for the Wawasee Community School Corp. was recently released by the Indiana Department of Education and is published in its full form in this edition of The Mail-Journal.

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Wawasee Is Preparing For Accreditation Visit

SYRACUSE — Every five years, the Wawasee Community School Corp. goes through an accreditation process where a team visits and thoroughly examines the school district. The school corporation is preparing for a visit from AdvancED next week for the accreditation process.

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Style Of Barn And History Of Property

CLAYPOOL — Duncan Campbell, board member of the Indiana Barn Foundation, looked at a photo of the old barn along SR 15, north of Claypool, and said the style has its origins in the English threshing barn, sometimes referred to as the English three-bay barn.

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Wawasee Awarded Digital Learning Grant

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Community School Corp. was one of 32 school districts statewide to be awarded a 2017 digital learning grant by the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning. This grant supports school corporations in providing professional development, developing content and expectations, creating avenues for parent and student communication, as well as purchasing devices.

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Fisher, The ‘Rope Warrior,’ To Perform At Wawasee High School

SYRACUSE — Representatives from the public libraries of Milford, North Webster and Syracuse, Wawasee Community School Corp. libraries and the PTO organizations of each of the three elementary schools gathered to help promote an upcoming community event.

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House Bill 1494 Now In Senate Committee

INDIANAPOLIS – House Bill 1494, proposed by State Rep. Dave Wolkins of Winona Lake, was passed by the House of Representatives in the Indiana General Assembly and was assigned to the Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.

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Annual Dance Brings Fathers And Daughters Together

SYRACUSE — For a couple of hours there was fun, food and dancing and also a time of bonding between fathers and daughters. Lakeland Youth Center held its annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Saturday, March 4, in the Oakwood Events Center in Syracuse.

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Second Middle School Meeting Held

SYRACUSE — From the start, it was noted the middle school meeting held Monday evening, Feb. 27, in the lecture room of Wawasee Middle School was more about seeking input and suggestions to make Wawasee’s two middle schools even better. Rebecca Linnemeier, school board president, said “we are not here to close a middle school.”

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Welding Classes To Initially Be Held In Former VFW Building

SYRACUSE — In the fall, the Wawasee school board approved the donation of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building on Chicago Street in Syracuse to the school corporation.

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Level Of Concern About Inequalities Is Unclear

MILFORD — During a public meeting Monday, Feb. 20, at the Milford School cafeteria, there were questions about just how many people are concerned there are inequalities between the two middle schools in the Wawasee Community School Corp.

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