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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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

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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

Ganshorn Wins Grand Prize At Webster Auction

North Webster Community Center relies on donations to keep the doors open year round. Saturday evening, the North Webster Community Center Heart of the Community Charity Auction and Raffle was held to benefit the community center. As usual a large crowd filled the gymnasium in the community center … Read More

APC Continues To Mull Permit Fees

Kosciusko County presently charges no fees to obtain a standard improvement location permit when building residentially or commercially. It will cost a contractor to start building without a permit, but that is after the fact. But that could change in the coming months. During its regular monthly meeting … Read More

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Substantial And Perpetual Gift To Benefit Wawasee

A substantial financial gift from an anonymous Wawasee patron could literally benefit the Wawasee Community School Corp. for a period of 100 years. During a special meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday in Syracuse, the board voted to approve the gift. A business is being sold into … Read More

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Guest Speaker Entertains, Challenges Students

  One can learn a lot from a dummy … or the one supplying his voice. During the Stephen and Other Dummies Comedy Concert the afternoon of Sept. 24 in the main gym at Wawasee High School, Stephen Brubaker entertained, encouraged and challenged students. Brubaker, assisted by his … Read More

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School Corporation Eyeing Land For New Elementary

A decision has been made by administrators of the Wawasee Community School Corp. to build a new Syracuse Elementary School somewhere, but exactly where has not been finalized yet. Since November, discussions have been held with the Eagles organization in Syracuse and Sunday the local Eagles membership voted … Read More