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

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

Music Video Filming Begins Next Week

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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

New Teachers For Wawasee Schools

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  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

Beasley Returns To WHS As Administrator

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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

Rezoning In Tippecanoe Township Closer To Approval

Jeremy Young wants to have two tracts of ground totaling slightly more than 30 acres rezoned from agricultural to commercial. After the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission today in Warsaw, he is one step closer to his objective. The property is located along the … Read More

Wawasee Sees Encouraging ISTEP+ Results

Spring 2014 ISTEP+ testing results were released to the media Monday. Results for the Wawasee Community School Corp. were encouraging, noted Joy Goshert, director of instruction and curriculum for the school corporation. As a corporation, Wawasee was above 70 percent passing English/language arts in grades five through eight … Read More

Wawasee Budget Process Moves Forward

During a special Wawasee school board meeting Tuesday evening, Jim Evans, director of finances for the Wawasee School Corporation, reminded the board of the five funds making up the budget. The special meeting was in part a budget work session and the board gave approval to advertise the … Read More

Salins Host Ivy Tech ‘Friend Raising’ Event

Termed a “friend raising” event, Bill and Peggy Salin hosted several visitors on behalf of Ivy Tech Foundation and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast Friday evening at their home on the east side of Lake Wawasee. The event was a way for those attending to learn a little … Read More

Financial Gift A Pleasant Surprise For Syracuse Elementary

The unexpected still does happen and at times comes in the form of a generous financial gift. If still in doubt, consult with Eric Speicher, Syracuse Elementary School principal. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee Community School Corp. Board of Trustees Tuesday evening, the board heard … Read More

Additional Parking Approved For Business With Condition

Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals met for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in Warsaw and among the petitions considered was one by Jeff and Roberta Holle of Tippecanoe Township. The Holles asked for an exception to allow a parking lot for overflow parking for Holle Enterprises LLC. … Read More

County Building Inspector Sought By BAKFC

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During the other business portion of the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission Wednesday, July 2, in Warsaw, the APC heard a request for a county building inspector. Joni Truex with the Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties appeared before the APC and asked the … Read More

Prelim Engineering Study Presented To Commissioners

Raymond Hartman was honored during the county commissioners meeting Tuesday as Veteran of the Month for July. From left are Brad Jackson, commissioner; Rich Maron, veteran services officer; Hartman, and Bob Conley and Ron Truex, commissioners.

Repairs are needed for the water utility system of the Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District and it will take nearly $2 million to pay for the improvements. During this morning’s county commissioners meeting, a water utility preliminary engineering study report was presented by Brian Houghton and Jeff Hersha of … Read More

Former Trojans Gather For Annual Reunion

Milford High School Class of 1944

Though the high school was closed after the 1967-68 school year, memories are still alive and well. Many of those memories of a small town high school were shared during the annual Milford High School Alumni Association Banquet Saturday evening in the cafeteria of Milford Middle School. After … Read More