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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Builders Club Learning Leadership Skills

SYRACUSE — With only a handful of members a few years ago and meeting after school, the Wawasee Middle School Builders Club has grown to 47 members meeting twice monthly during Warrior Time while school is in session.

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Approval Recommended For Development Near Nappanee

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Where will the water go? Drainage is one of the most common concerns expressed by nearby property owners when a residential or commercial development is proposed.

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Local Business Leaders Attend Pathways Tour

SYRACUSE — To use the analogy of an automobile, the Career and Technical Education program of Pathways is shifting into a high speed gear. Course offerings have grown considerably in the last four to five years and will continue to expand even more.

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School Board Tours Construction Sites

SYRACUSE — They did not meet in the Warrior Room and deal with business items on an agenda, but instead the Wawasee school board took a tour of construction sites Tuesday evening, Nov. 29.

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Reminders Of A Different Era Of Farming

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — In a constantly changing world, a constant is the ever changing physical landscape. A drive through the countryside 20 to 30 years ago, depending on the location, would have had considerably different scenery than it does today.

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Annual Craft Bazaar Will Feature Many Items

SYRACUSE — One of the area’s largest craft bazaars is back for another year. The annual Wawasee Middle School PTO Craft Bazaar, benefitting the PTO, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the school, 9850 SR 13, between Syracuse and North Webster.

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Spring 2016 ISTEP+ Results Released By State

SYRACUSE — Indiana Department of Education released spring 2016 ISTEP+ results Thursday, Nov. 17. It was the second year of a new state assessment for grades three to eight based on Indiana’s more rigorous college and career ready standards. A new baseline was established for ISTEP+ in spring 2015.

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Students Building Home Overlooking Syracuse Lake

SYRACUSE — Almost immediately, one would likely notice a picturesque view of Syracuse Lake when walking into this year’s house being built by Wawasee, Fairfield and West Noble high school building trades students. And it seems, though it is not literally true, one could also almost reach out of a window and touch the water of the lake.

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County BZA Approves Petitions For Business In Webster

WARSAW — During its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Warsaw, moved a day back due to Election Day, Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals approved two petitions for Richard and Jennifer Hicks.

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Incumbents Wilson And Bokhart To Remain On School Board

SYRACUSE — There will be no changes in the makeup of the Wawasee school board. Incumbents Mike Wilson (District 1) and Don Bokhart (District 2) retained the two at-large seats on the board after Tuesday’s election.

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Board Approves Tentative 1028 Hearing Date

SYRACUSE — Just like a house, school buildings need attention and renovations. In an effort to keep up with building needs, the Wawasee Community School Corp. is moving forward with more construction or renovation projects.

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Board Given Report On School Improvement Plan

SYRACUSE — During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Nov. 8, in Syracuse, the Wawasee school board heard a report on the school improvement plan, as well as the school achievement plan, in place at Wawasee Middle School. Susan Mishler, principal of WMS, presented the report.

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First County Maintained Concrete Road

LEESBURG — Kosciusko County Highway Department maintains approximately 1,200 miles of roads. Every year crews put down fresh layers of asphalt on roads throughout the county.

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Re-Plat Of Subdivision Approved By APC

WARSAW — During its regular monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2, in Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat for the re-plat of a subdivision in the Chapman Lake area.

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Two At-Large School Board Seats Up For Election

SYRACUSE — When voters go to their polling locations Tuesday, Nov. 8, to vote for Wawasee school board candidates, they will choose from among five candidates seeking the two at-large seats.

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School Board Candidates Gather For Forum

SYRACUSE — Four of the five Wawasee school board candidates for two at-large seats were present at a forum Thursday evening, Oct. 27, in the lecture room at Wawasee Middle School. Candidate Gary Coy was not present.

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