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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Annual Safety Day Held At Syracuse Community Center

  SYRACUSE – Safety is an educational process that needs to be taught beginning with childhood ages. Saturday at the Syracuse Community Center for four hours, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and service clubs gathered for the third annual Kids Safety Day hosted by the Syracuse Parks Department. Tyler … Read More

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Wawasee Show Will Relive The 1970s

Oh, the 1970s. Bell bottom pants, tight fitting pants and bright colors. Platform shoes, leisure suits, disco music and Afro hairdos. That decade had a distinctive style. And don’t forget … polyester. Songs of the 1970s will fill the air during the Wawasee High School Choral Department Pops … Read More

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School Board Hears Staff Survey Report

Do Wawasee Community School Corp. employees like their work and do they have intentions of staying employed by the school corporation? Those questions and more were dealt with in a staff survey known as the Well-Being at Work research report. During Tuesday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the … Read More

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Wawasee To Host LearnZillion Workshop

During her report to the Wawasee school board at the board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Joy Goshert, director of instruction and curriculum, informed the board Wawasee will host a LearnZillion design workshop. LearnZillion is an online resource to help with learning in math and language arts. Lisa … Read More

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Wawasee Has Tools To Combat Bullying

Bullying is a problem schools have dealt with for multiple generations. To varying degrees from school to school, there are students who choose to intimidate, taunt or threaten other students. But with the increasing use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and others, it has opened a … Read More

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All Things New Petition Approved

All Things New, a proposed addiction treatment and rehabilitation facility for women, was granted approval by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw. The facility had previously been granted approval by the BZA to build on a parcel of land … Read More

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Soils Judging Team To Compete Nationally

  A few Wawasee High School students will literally be crawling into a hole, but it’s not because of anything they’ve done wrong. Instead, it’s part of the National Land Judging Contest May 5-7 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Four Wawasee students — Mason Germonprez, senior, Kevin Schlipf, senior, … Read More

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Rezoning Near Mentone Gets Favorable Recommendation

A potential small residential development just outside the town limits of Mentone is one step closer to being rezoned. During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission April 1 in Warsaw, a rezoning petition for Mentone Partners was recommended for approval by the APC. … Read More

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Options Presented For Use Of Building During Meeting

According to a projected timeline, a new Syracuse Elementary School will open by the fall of 2017. When that occurs, it will leave a nearly 100,000 square-foot facility empty of students. During a public meeting held late Monday afternoon in the lecture room of Wawasee High School, suggestions … Read More

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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

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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