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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Wawasee Hosts Academic Super Bowl

Wawasee High School hosted the Northern Lakes Conference Academic Super Bowl competition Tuesday evening in the main spectator gym. NorthWood was the overall team winner with four first place finishes in social studies, English, science and interdisciplinary. Wawasee placed fourth overall with second place finishes in social studies … Read More


WHS Student Earns First Microsoft Certification

As part of the Microsoft IT Academy, a pilot program this year in a select group of schools across Indiana, Wawasee High School senior Jordan Amick became the first Wawasee student to earn a Microsoft certification. Amick, a computer science major who hopes to attend Ball State University, … Read More

Annual Report Gives Snapshot Of Wawasee Schools

School administrators deal with multiple data reports throughout a school year that are submitted to the Indiana Department of Education. Much of the data from those reports is compiled into the annual performance report for a school district. Those performance reports were released publicly March 18 by IDOE. … Read More

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Destination Michigan For Super Mileage Cars

While some Wawasee High School students will head south during spring break to Florida, Texas, Alabama and possibly elsewhere, a few will travel to … Detroit. It’s not usually thought of as a spring break destination point, but this particular group of students will have business to take … Read More

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Concerns About Taking ISTEP+ Online

ISTEP+ has been plagued with difficulties especially the last few years and those difficulties are apparently not a thing of the past. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee School Board Tuesday evening in Syracuse, the board heard a report from Joy Goshert, director of instruction and … Read More

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Hernandez Petition Tabled Until July

Among the petitions considered by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw was one by Jose Hernandez. He is petitioning the BZA to allow a semi trailer to remain as an accessory building on the west side of SR 19, … Read More

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All Things New Petition Tabled

A proposed addiction rehabilitation facility for women was considered by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. All Things New, which had petitioned for and eventually received approval to build a new facility in Tippecanoe Township, this time petitioned to … Read More

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Leesburg Property Now Closer To Rezoning

  A small lot on the edge of the town limits of Leesburg is one step closer to be rezoned from agricultural to commercial. During its regular monthly meeting March 4 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission recommended approval to rezone 1.72 acres on the southeast corner … Read More

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Wawasee Violinist Earns Gold At State

After missing a state gold medal by a mere half point last year, needless to say Wawasee High School student Carly Erst was elated to actually earn one this year. The senior earned a gold medal with her violin solo Saturday in Indianapolis at the Indiana State School … Read More


Potential New Twist For All Things New

An addiction rehabilitation facility for women given approval by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals in January may not be located in Tippecanoe Township after all. All Things New, founded and directed by Bill Fawley, had petitioned the county BZA to build its addiction rehab facility on … Read More

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Wawasee Graduation Rate Improves

Indiana Department of Education released 2014 high school graduation rate information Wednesday afternoon. Statewide the average was at 89.8 percent, up from 88.6 percent the year before. IDOE reported Wawasee High School showed 163 graduates out of a cohort count of 184, a rate of 88.6 percent. That … Read More


Warrior Radio Is Filling The Airwaves

For nearly three full months, Warrior Radio has been broadcasting on FM radio for a roughly 15-mile radius. Warrior Radio WRWT 93.7 FM, broadcasting from a studio at Wawasee High School, officially launched Dec. 1. Prior to the station launching on FM, one had been broadcasting online (and … Read More

Alex Clark, on the far left, was one of four Wawasee High School students to plan and lead the pep rally in October during homecoming week.

A Change In Culture At Wawasee High School

Especially within the last three school years, the culture has changed at Wawasee High School. And that is precisely what Mike Schmidt, principal at Wawasee High School, and others wanted to see. “Student led” is more often becoming the norm at the high school. And it’s something Schmidt … Read More


Bar Approved At Tippecanoe Lake Country Club

Approval was given for the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club for an existing tiki bar and service area outside the building by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals, but for one season only. The petition was among the regular agenda items considered by the BZA at its regular … Read More

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Wawasee Community School Corp. Issues Its Own Letter Grades

When school letter grades are issued by the Indiana Department of Education, school administrators have let it be known frequently they don’t feel the letter grading system is fair and consistent. So beginning with the last school year, the Wawasee Community School Corp. began putting together its own … Read More

APC Approves Agricultural Subdivision Plat

Already quite familiar with the petitioner Patrick Higgins, Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat for him during its regular monthly meeting Feb. 4 in Warsaw. The plat, an agricultural subdivision categorized as a planned unit development, or PUD, is located on the west side of … Read More