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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Fencing Approved By BZA For Epworth Forest

Among the agenda items considered by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Thursday in Warsaw were two petitions by the North Indiana Conference United Methodist Church. The BZA normally meets the second Tuesday of each month, but since the second Tuesday fell … Read More

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High Ability Students Challenged, Board Hears

Since 2007, Indiana Code has required school corporations in the state to identify and serve students with high ability in the general intellectual and specific academic domains in grades K-12. During Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting in Syracuse of the Wawasee school board, the board heard a report from … Read More

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Former Naval Lieutenant Speaks At Wawasee High School

Tuesday morning’s annual Veterans Day program at Wawasee High School was a mixture of the student body being challenged, strong emotions and a former U.S. Navy officer sharing some of his service memories. Pat Park, a retired Navy lieutenant who served in the military for 25 years, was … Read More

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Plat Proposal At Chapman Lake Tabled By APC

Much of the time during the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission Nov. 5 in Warsaw was spent discussing a preliminary plat proposal for a somewhat different type of subdivision. Patrick Higgins, represented at the APC meeting by attorney Steve Snyder, petitioned for an … Read More

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Wawasee Shows Improvement As Corporation

After originally being released in October, then put on hold because of questions on the accuracy of data for a few schools, Indiana Department of Education finally released A-F accountability report card information for the 2013-14 school year Nov. 5. The data was released publicly after approval by … Read More

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Orthopedic Surgeon Keynote Speaker At Workshop

Dr. Lisa Ronback, orthopedic surgeon, said women have come a long way in less than 100 years. Less than 100 years ago, for example, she said, women did not even have the right to vote in the United States. Ronback was the guest speaker at the 12th annual … Read More

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Boomerang Backpack Program In Need Of Donations

Most Fridays during the school year, some 320 Wawasee students in grades kindergarten through fifth are sent home with backpacks containing food items. Food is provided to children enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program. More precisely, the backpacks are part of the Boomerang Backpack program, … Read More

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Annual Christmas Bucks Promotion Is Underway

It’s not Halloween yet, but it’s not too early to think about Christmas gifts. Especially considering it is time for the annual Christmas Bucks promotion sponsored by The Papers Inc. and local merchants. Starting today, Oct. 29, the promotion runs four consecutive weeks through Nov. 19. Cut out … Read More

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Proposed Rehab Facility Has Stirred Concerns

Bill Fawley was a lawyer who started coming in contact with women dealing with substance abuse problems. Eventually he felt a strong desire to help some of the women, enough to resign as a partner in a law firm. He is now the executive director and founder of … Read More


Pep Rally Fires Up Student Body

For the first time in several years, and especially during school time, a pep rally was held Friday afternoon in the main spectator gym at Wawasee High School. It was held only a few hours before the homecoming week football game against Goshen. Led mostly by senior students, … Read More

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School Board Hears About Suicide Prevention Event

Suicide is a topic some simply do not want to talk about, but considering a Wawasee High School student committed suicide just a couple of years ago and others attempted it, the topic does hit close to home. During Tuesday’s regular monthly Wawasee school board meeting in Syracuse, … Read More

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School Board Hears Report About Possible Projects

After the regular school board meeting Tuesday in Syracuse, the board held a work session and heard a report from Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corp., about possible construction projects within the next year or two and several years later. During the regular meeting, … Read More

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County BZA Approves Petition For Webster Business

Michael Mettham’s petition for parking spaces at a North Webster business on Main Street (SR 13) at the intersection with Ward Lane was approved by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. Mettham operates a dog daycare and grooming business … Read More

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County BZA Approves Hurt Petition With Condition

Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw, approved a petition by Dustin Hurt for an exception to allow an existing semi trailer to be used for tire storage. The property is located on Third Street, south of Market Street in Pierceton. … Read More

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Homecoming Week At WHS Busy With Activities

Fall is firmly entrenched, leaves are turning different colors and the air is cooler. It’s homecoming week at Wawasee High School and it will culminate with the home football game Friday evening against Goshen and the crowning of the queen and king. Homecoming is set apart as not … Read More

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Three Candidates Seek House District 22 Seat

Indiana’s House District 22 has received plenty of attention and is one of the most contested political races this year. Several letters to the editor and social media comments have been generated. But less than a month from now, it will be decided. Curt Nisly, Republican; David Kolbe, … Read More