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 tashley@the-papers.com
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Athletics Code Of Conduct Will Change, Board Hears

Several changes will be made to the athlete code of conduct at Wawasee High School, the Wawasee school board heard during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Syracuse. Steve Wiktorowski, athletic director at the high school, said the code, which is part of the student handbook, will essentially … Read More

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Instructional Coach At Syracuse Gives Report

Dina Coverstone stepped out of the classroom at the beginning of the school year and had what she termed as an eye opening and learning experience. Due to a generous financial gift from the Laudeman family, Coverstone became an instructional coach for teachers at Syracuse Elementary School. During … Read More

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Coy Petition Approved By County BZA

The agenda was somewhat light for the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday in Warsaw. Among the agenda items considered was a petition by Gerald and Stacy Coy for an exception to allow produce sales within a residence in a commercial district. … Read More

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Building Trades Students Recognized At Banquet

This year’s building trades banquet at Wawasee High School, held Thursday evening in the cafeteria, was a little different. Since the project house has been a joint effort between Wawasee and Fairfield building trades students, the banquet was a combined effort, too, and instructors for each program honored … Read More

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Mishler To Participate In Principals Institute

School principals, especially those less experienced, encounter situations for which they have no immediate answers. It is of great value to them to know another principal, whether local or elsewhere in the state, has dealt with a similar situation before and can offer helpful advice and suggestions. Making … Read More

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Vacations In Syracuse Subject To Conditions

Miscommunication marked one of the petitions during the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission May 6 at the county courthouse in Warsaw. Patrick Industries petitioned the APC for vacation of lots and alleys in the Strauss, Dolan’s and M. Hillabold’s additions in Syracuse. Patrick … Read More


Annual Safety Day Held At Syracuse Community Center

  SYRACUSE – Safety is an educational process that needs to be taught beginning with childhood ages. Saturday at the Syracuse Community Center for four hours, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and service clubs gathered for the third annual Kids Safety Day hosted by the Syracuse Parks Department. Tyler … Read More

William Bennett, left, and Jade Grady are out front leading the Wawasee High School Choral Department in preparation for the 2015 Pops Show, “Forever Polyester.”

Wawasee Show Will Relive The 1970s

Oh, the 1970s. Bell bottom pants, tight fitting pants and bright colors. Platform shoes, leisure suits, disco music and Afro hairdos. That decade had a distinctive style. And don’t forget … polyester. Songs of the 1970s will fill the air during the Wawasee High School Choral Department Pops … Read More

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School Board Hears Staff Survey Report

Do Wawasee Community School Corp. employees like their work and do they have intentions of staying employed by the school corporation? Those questions and more were dealt with in a staff survey known as the Well-Being at Work research report. During Tuesday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the … Read More

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Wawasee To Host LearnZillion Workshop

During her report to the Wawasee school board at the board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Joy Goshert, director of instruction and curriculum, informed the board Wawasee will host a LearnZillion design workshop. LearnZillion is an online resource to help with learning in math and language arts. Lisa … Read More


Wawasee Has Tools To Combat Bullying

Bullying is a problem schools have dealt with for multiple generations. To varying degrees from school to school, there are students who choose to intimidate, taunt or threaten other students. But with the increasing use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and others, it has opened a … Read More

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All Things New Petition Approved

All Things New, a proposed addiction treatment and rehabilitation facility for women, was granted approval by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. The facility had previously been granted approval by the BZA to build on a parcel of land … Read More

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Soils Judging Team To Compete Nationally

  A few Wawasee High School students will literally be crawling into a hole, but it’s not because of anything they’ve done wrong. Instead, it’s part of the National Land Judging Contest May 5-7 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Four Wawasee students — Mason Germonprez, senior, Kevin Schlipf, senior, … Read More


Rezoning Near Mentone Gets Favorable Recommendation

A potential small residential development just outside the town limits of Mentone is one step closer to being rezoned. During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission April 1 in Warsaw, a rezoning petition for Mentone Partners was recommended for approval by the APC. … Read More


Options Presented For Use Of Building During Meeting

According to a projected timeline, a new Syracuse Elementary School will open by the fall of 2017. When that occurs, it will leave a nearly 100,000 square-foot facility empty of students. During a public meeting held late Monday afternoon in the lecture room of Wawasee High School, suggestions … Read More