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]

Board Approves Hiring Of New Warrior Football Coach

SYRACUSE — It was not something planned ahead of time, but Michael Eshbach was contacted through a mutual friend about the opening for a varsity football head coach at Wawasee High School. “It went from there pretty quickly,” he said.

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Cemeteries Being Restored In Turkey Creek Township

SYRACUSE — It is meticulous or detailed work, but also much needed especially in rural cemeteries. Headstones have fallen over, broken apart or have become embedded in the ground.

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Devices Have Impacted Student Learning

SYRACUSE — It was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Putting a mobile electronic device in the hands of every student and teacher in the entire school district, not just a few grade levels as in the past.

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Planning Continues For Electronic Learning Board Hears

SYRACUSE — Plans are moving forward for implementing “eLearning” during inclement weather days beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the Wawasee school board heard during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 9, in Syracuse.

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Programs To Be Restructured At High School

SYRACUSE — During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, May 9, in Syracuse, the board heard recommendations from Kim Nguyen, Wawasee High School principal, about changes needed in some programs.

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Kids Touch And Explore Trucks, Equipment And Vehicles

SYRACUSE — There is something about big trucks, heavy equipment and emergency vehicles. Kids are fascinated with the bells and whistles and the sheer size of those vehicles.

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Wawasee Students Now In Academic Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE — Another group of Wawasee High School students who have excelled academically during their high school years are now part of the school’s Academic Hall of Fame. A group of 42 senior students, or roughly 18 percent of this year’s graduating class, were honored during the Academic Hall of Fame Banquet Thursday evening, May 4, in the high school cafeteria.

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Building Will Be More Than Just A Chicken Coop

SYRACUSE — Some students who don’t live in an agricultural setting may discover they like working with animals. Knowing this, and considering other factors, work began last week on a building at Wawasee High School that will contain not only a chicken coop, but also a horticulture area.

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Building Trades Students Honored During Banquet

SYRACUSE — Wawasee, Fairfield and West Noble building trades students have been busy using power tools, levels, wrenches, screwdrivers, paint brushes and more to build a house at Syracuse Lake. Tuesday evening, May 2, in the Wawasee High School cafeteria, those students were honored during the annual Wawasee & Fairfield Building Trades Banquet.

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Board Approves Contract For Artificial Turf Field

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School’s football field will have a significantly different look by August. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, April 18, in Syracuse, the board approved entering a contract with Cincinnati-based The Motz Group for a new artificial turf field to be installed at the high school this summer.

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Understanding Life On The Farm

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Admittedly, numbers can sometimes be manipulated or arranged in such a way as to be misleading. But when it comes to the number of people directly engaged in farming, the story told is one of far fewer people involved in agriculture than a couple of generations ago.

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Superintendent Leads Tour Of New School

SYRACUSE — Mostly Smart boards and a few other items can be found now in what will be the classrooms of the new Syracuse Elementary School. But only a few months from now, students and teachers will fill those classrooms.

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