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]

Students Spending Summer Immersed In Robotics

SYRACUSE — Eighty hours out of an already tight summer schedule for school students is a significant amount of time. But that is what the roughly 16 Wawasee Community School Corp. students attending the summer VEX Robotics Competition Camp have chosen to do.

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Bokhart Will Fill School Board Vacancy

SYRACUSE — A teacher for 37 years, Don Bokhart will replace George Gilbert on the Wawasee school board. The school board approved the appointment of Bokhart during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 12, in Syracuse.

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Approval Given To Raise Chickens At Wawasee High School

WARSAW — Their questions were answered and eventually the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission unanimously approved a request for Wawasee High School to raise chickens on school property. Approval was given during the regular monthly meeting of the APC Wednesday afternoon, July 6, at the county courthouse in Warsaw.

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Nguyen Is New Wawasee High School Principal

SYRACUSE — Though he made a significant career decision, Kim Nguyen’s office will only change from the south side of Wawasee High School to the main office in the same building. During a special Wawasee school board meeting Tuesday, June 28, in Syracuse the board approved Nguyen to become the new principal of WHS effective with the 2016-17 school year.

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DEKKO Foundation Is Generous To Wawasee Schools

SYRACUSE — With state funding tighter in recent years, grants are dearly welcomed by public schools. DEKKO Foundation has been generous in awarding grants to Wawasee schools in the past and the trend continues.

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Gilbert To Resign From Wawasee School Board

SYRACUSE — Longtime Wawasee school board member George Gilbert said he will be resigning effective with the next regular monthly meeting of the board July 12. The intended resignation was announced at the regular monthly meeting of the school board Tuesday evening, June 14, in Syracuse.

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County BZA Approves Petition For Boat Displays

WARSAW — During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning, June 14, in the Justice Building in Warsaw, Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a petition for Randy and Lisa Rinker.

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Memories And Stories Shared At Milford Alumni Banquet

MILFORD — It was a small high school and forming solid relationships with other students was quite common. During the annual Milford Alumni Banquet Saturday evening, June 11, at Milford School, many memories were shared by Milford High School graduating classes ranging from 1936 to 1968.

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High School And Milford School Busy With Construction

SYRACUSE — There is noise in the band room at Wawasee High School this summer, but not the kind generated by musical instruments. Instead, the noise is coming from the floor being leveled and other remodeling work being done in the room.

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Structures Taking Shape At New School Site

SYRACUSE — Three significant structures at the site of the new Syracuse Elementary School are noticeable — the main office (to include the media center and multi-purpose room), the gym and cafeteria. And due to a milder than normal winter, much of the work continues to progress ahead of schedule.

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Where The Water Goes Is A Big Deal

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — You live next door to someone who is having their property developed and that could mean the landscape is altered. If so, it could also mean it would affect where the water after a rain drains to.

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