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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Restoration Specialist Working In Brumbaugh Cemetery

MILFORD — On his third trip to the Brumbaugh Cemetery west of Milford on CR 300W in Jefferson Township, Timothy Moore is closer to finishing his job of restoring several grave markers in the old family cemetery. He has been in the cemetery about a week and a half and plans to wrap up this visit in a day or two, though more work will likely need to be done in the future.

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School Board Approves Contract Agreement

SYRACUSE — Pending ratification by the Wawasee Community Educators Association, the Wawasee school board approved a contract agreement with teachers and administrators during a special board meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 22, in Syracuse.

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School Corporation Has Reduced Insurance Costs

SYRACUSE — During the Wawasee school board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Syracuse, the board heard a brief report from Jim Evans, director of finances for the school corporation. Evans noted about a year ago an agreement was entered into with Akeso Care Management in an attempt to try to reduce medical insurance costs for the school corporation.

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Teachers Learning More About Using Devices Board Hears

SYRACUSE — During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, in Syracuse the board heard a report from Joy Goshert, director of instruction and curriculum for the Wawasee Community School Corp. Part of her report involved an update on the 1:1 computer initiative where students and teachers were issued electronic devices for the 2016-17 school year.

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New Business Near Syracuse Approved By BZA

WARSAW — Eventually there will be a new business along SR 13, north of CR 1000N and just south of Syracuse. The Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals hearing officer approved petitions for Robert Vandal that will mean a coffee house and brew pub restaurant of some type will be located on the site of the former Lake City Awning business.

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IDOE Grant Will Help Expand Welding Program

SYRACUSE — A grant from the Indiana Department of Education exceeding $95,000 will be used to improve the new welding program offered by the Wawasee Area Career and Technical Cooperative.

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Digital Learning Multiplies In Wawasee Schools

SYRACUSE — Second-graders in Julie Hays’ class at Syracuse Elementary School gathered on the floor with iPads in hand. They were about to try to solve math problems on the Kahoot website, a game based learning platform.

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Board Considers Milford School Address Change

SYRACUSE — During a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Syracuse the Wawasee school board spent more time discussing other business than talking about the 2017 budget. The meeting was the second of two budget workshops as the new fiscal year approaches.

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Bokhart Connecting With Students In Different Way

SYRACUSE — After 40 years of teaching at the same elementary school, making the decision to retire was not the least bit easy for Don Bokhart. He had no negative feelings about public education and very much enjoyed teaching, but wanting to spend more time with grandchildren, he felt it was time to retire.

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