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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Boganwright A Student-Teacher For Ag Classes

Tyler Boganwright and Mariah Roberts grew up less than a half-mile away from each other near Mentone. Little did they know one day they would be teachers in the same department at the same school. Boganwright, a 2010 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School, is student teaching agriculture … Read More

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Wawasee Has Preliminary Increase In Numbers

Friday, exactly one month since the start of the 2014-15 school year, was the first head count day for public schools in Indiana to begin submitting enrollment reports to the Indiana Department of Education. Wawasee’s preliminary numbers are showing a notable increase compared to the same time last … Read More

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Board Gets Detailed Report About Career And Tech

Kim Nguyen, director of the Wawasee Area Career and Technical Cooperative, is passionate about the options available to students in the career and technical program and when given the chance, he shares his enthusiasm with others. During Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board in Syracuse, … Read More

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County BZA Approves Plan For Crematorium

A former furniture store on the north edge of Warsaw will be converted into a funeral home/crematorium. During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw, Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a petition for an exception to allow the former Warsaw Furniture Outlet on SR 15, north … Read More

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Several Wawasee Seniors Still Need Booster Vaccine

A deadline of Sept. 8 has come and gone and, as of Tuesday morning, 68 Wawasee High School seniors still had not received a booster of meningitis vaccine as required by state law. Myra Alexander, RN, school nurse for WHS, said Indiana Code 20-34-4-5 mandates a new requirement … Read More

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State Board Decisions Appear To Have Minimal Impact

Recent decisions made by the Indiana State Board of Education appear to have minimal impact on Wawasee schools, at least for the foreseeable future. The state board voted to adopt rules to establish how K-12 teachers, staff and administrators obtain licenses or permits. A career specialist permit, a … Read More

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Four Foreign Exchange Students At Wawasee

There are four foreign exchange students attending classes at Wawasee High School during the 2014-15 academic year. In front from left, are Thanatcha Thanasrivanitchai, Thailand, hosted by Ken and Denna Lucas; and Gabriela Perez, Brazil, hosted by Todd and Sheila Clark. In the back row are Tabea Zurkinden, … Read More

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Top Public School Official Visits North Webster

Glenda Ritz said she has a “laser like” focus on getting things into classrooms teachers really need. During her visit to North Webster Elementary School Thursday afternoon, the state superintendent of public instruction had an opportunity to explain just how she intends to keep that focus. Ritz travels … Read More

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Storage, Residential Recovery Facility Moving Forward

During its regular monthly meeting Sept. 3 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission heard an unusual development proposal from attorney Steve Snyder. It would involve property near the Greystone housing subdivision at Chapman Lake. Snyder asked the APC to consider approving a plat for a development on … Read More

School Board Holds Brief Budget Hearing

The annual budget for the Wawasee Community School Corporation is closer to being formally adopted. As required by state law, the school board held a budget hearing late Tuesday afternoon in Syracuse. Jim Evans, director of finances for the school corporation, said the budget has been advertised in … Read More

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Music Video Filming Begins Next Week

Wawasee High School, and other parts of Kosciusko County, will get a little taste of Hollywood. Los Angeles-based film company Flowfeel Films is contracted to begin shooting a music video Saturday, Aug. 23, at WHS. The music video “Indiana Weekend” will strive to show what it means to … Read More

Wawasee Still Saving On Energy Costs

A few years ago the Wawasee Community School Corp. implemented several energy saving measures and has been utilizing Indianapolis-based Performance Services to monitor energy costs. During Tuesday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the school board in Syracuse, the board heard a brief report on just how much money … Read More

Wawasee Harmony Site Experiences Server Problems

When the online registration process for school is interrupted for an extended period of time, no matter when, it causes difficulties and inconveniences. Especially so when the problem occurs the day before school starts and on the first day of school too. Wawasee Community School Corp. experienced problems … Read More

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New Teachers For Wawasee Schools

  During the week of Aug. 4, new teachers and one guidance counselor went through the orientation process for the Wawasee Community School Corp. On Friday, they gathered for group photos as part of their day. In the top photo, in front from left, are Elizabeth Long, business, … Read More

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Beasley Returns To WHS As Administrator

Less than a week before the start of the 2014-15 academic year, there were still teachers, support personnel and also an assistant principal to be hired for the Wawasee Community School Corp. Wednesday, Aug. 6, for the second week in a row, a special Wawasee school board meeting … Read More