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]

Biking Is In The Blood Of Greg Demopoulos

WINONA LAKE — If it has something to with bicycling or the trails especially in Winona Lake or Warsaw, chances are Greg Demopoulos is involved one way or another. An avid cyclist who grew up riding BMX bikes in northwest Indiana, he is actively involved in the care … Read More

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School Board Awards Construction Bids

SYRACUSE — During an unusually brief meeting Tuesday evening, July 11, in Syracuse, the Wawasee school board awarded two construction bids. R. Yoder Construction’s bid of $536,942 was accepted to transform the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Syracuse into spaces to be used for vocational purposes … Read More

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BZA Allows Expansion Of Gravel Company Operations

WARSAW — During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, July 11, in Warsaw, Elkhart County Gravel was given approval to expand its operations. The gravel company wants to expand its operations into an adjacent 138-acre tract of ground on CR 200W … Read More

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APC Approves Preliminary Plat During Brief Meeting

WARSAW — During a brief meeting lasting less than half an hour Wednesday, July 5, in Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat petition for Rodney Delong. Delong is platting a two-lot agricultural subdivision on his property along CR 650E at the intersection with … Read More

Fourth Of July At Syracuse Lakeside Park

SYRACUSE – Lakeside Park in Syracuse was busy the Fourth of July with people enjoying the beach and swimming, others sitting and talking in lawn chairs, kids burning energy in the playground area, sand volleyball games, vendors serving ice cream cones, shaved ice and more. Begun about 7:15 … Read More

Turf Field And Building Renovation Are Major Projects

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Community School Corporation’s “wish list” of construction projects and renovations is occurring, in part, this summer, but other items won’t be finished until the fall or will wait until next summer. One of the big projects being done and already underway is removing the grass … Read More

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Other School Board Agenda Items

SYRACUSE — Other agenda items considered during the Wawasee school board meeting Tuesday, June 13, are as follows: • Not all of them were present, but DECA members of Wawasee High School who competed in the national DECA competition in Anaheim, Calif., in late April were recognized. They … Read More

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School Board Hears Presentation About OverDrive Service

SYRACUSE — Staff of the Milford Public Library were excited to hear students in the Wawasee Community School Corporation would be keeping their 1:1 devices during the summer months. Students will be able to use their devices to download electronic books and other items through the OverDrive digital … Read More

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County BZA Approves Creation Of New Property Line

WARSAW — TruHorizons plans to sell a roughly 40-acre parcel of land off its property in Van Buren Township. During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, June 13, in Warsaw, the BZA considered and approved a petition that would create a … Read More

Protecting The Valuable Resource Of Water

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Water is a valuable resource worth protecting. But monitoring water quality and involving the public in water related issues just doesn’t happen automatically and that’s where the Hoosier Riverwatch program helps.

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Small Subdivision Moving Forward Again

WARSAW — A small, three-lot subdivision off the south side of Lake Tippecanoe in Plain Township had been stalled due to problems with placement of the septic system. The preliminary plat for the subdivision, on the south side of Forest Glen Road, west of Teeple Avenue, had expired. … Read More

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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