LB Community Mourns the Loss of Kyle Markins

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Kyle Markins

We were saddened to hear of the accidental shooting death of Liberty-Benton junior, Kyle Markins on Saturday evening. Brenda Frankart, LBHS Principal, and I spent time with the family yesterday afternoon followed by an informal gathering of counselors, friends and family members last night at the high school.

Counselors are available at the school to help students and staff cope with this tragedy.

We know that a lot of us will recall fond memories of Kyle. The high school school office will be collecting cards or written notes with memories of Kyle to share with the family.

Please keep Kyle and his family in your prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home.

Jim Kanable
Superintendent, Liberty-Benton Local Schools

Meet the Candidates Night Scheduled

The Liberty-Benton Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Teachers Association (LBTA) are holding a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm in the High School Cafetorium.  The forum will allow board member candidates to answer questions submitted by staff and the community.

The candidates running for two open board seats include:

  • Mr. Mark Badertscher
  • Mr. Steve Benson
  • Mr. Shawn Lyon
  • Mr. Kevin Schoonover
  • Mr. Gene Stump

If you have questions you would like to submit for consideration, please send via email to Julie Newman, LBTA Secretary at jnewman@liberty-benton.org.

Senior Night Schedule

It’s hard to believe but the Fall sports season is winding down. Here is the schedule for senior nights:

  • Girls Soccer – 10/7
  • Volleyball – 10/12
  • Boys Soccer – 10/15
  • Boys & Girls Cross County – 10/9 (before football game)
  • Band – 10/9 (before football game)
  • Golf – 10/9 (before football game)
  • Football – 10/30
  • Cheerleaders – 10/30
  • Introducing the LBHS Marching Band

    Name of high school band: Liberty Benton High School Marching Band

    Name of band director: Mr. Tom Holben

    Name and title of any assistants: Mr. Ray Wolfe ( Assistant), Mr. Michael Conley (Percussion)

    How many members are there? 34

    What other instrumental groups are derived from your band? Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Musical Pit

    What is one thing you would like our readers to know about your band? Liberty Benton  High School Marching Band is performing selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Guardians Of The Galaxy.

    • Hooked on a Feeling
    • Come and Get Your Love
    • Groot Cocoon
    • Cherry Bomb
    • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

    The Ensemble performs at Liberty Benton Football Games, Parades, and OMEA Marching Band Events. Liberty Benton Instrumental Music Program prides itself on it’s Excellent tradition. Members of the ensemble enjoy performing on the field and hope to convey their emotions to the audience.

    Band Picture 2015

    First Name

    Last Name

    Instrument

    Alex

    Doone

    A. Sax

    Eliza

    Brisbin

    A. Sax

    Megann

    Hohman

    A. Sax

    Megan

    Fisher

    A. Sax

    Blackburn

    Andrew

    Bass guitar

    Stephanie

    Folk

    Baton

    Emma

    Fannin

    Clarinet

    Madison

    Shaffer

    Clarinet

    Hannah

    Brown

    FC

    Jenny

    Fleck

    Flute

    Jordan

    Clagg

    Flute

    Dennis

    Saum

    Flute

    Jenna

    Flick

    flute

    Harlie

    Wood

    Flute

    Taylor

    Johannigman

    Flute/ piccolo

    Jordan

    Gottschalk

    Mellophone

    Lexi

    Reeves

    Mellophone

    Brennan

    Elliott

    Mellophone

    Tahlor

    Fisher

    percussion

    Mac

    Teeple

    Percussion

    Matthew

    Dunn

    Percussion

    Isaac

    Carpenter

    Percussion

    Kobi

    Cupp

    Percussion

    Caleb

    King

    Percussion

    Jamien

    Pack

    Percussion

    Madison

    Brown

    Tenor Sax

    Cody

    Bachorik

    Trumpet

    Nicolas

    Spieker

    Trumpet

    Chris

    Iler

    Trumpet

    Tyler

    Gioffredo

    Trumpet

    Ryan

    Bell

    Trumpet

    Caisey

    Hardy-Fowler

    tuba

    Amaya

    Mars

    tuba

    LBMS Golf Team Wins League Championship

    On September 26, the Liberty-Benton Middle School Golf team won first place in the Black Swamp League Championship held at Country Acres Golf Club in Ottawa.

    A total of six teams competed with the LB team scoring 174 edging out second place Kalida by two strokes.  The team is coached by Shawn McDaniel.

    LBMS Golf Team 2015
    From left to right Noah Brand, Brice McDaniel, Andrew Kuenzli, Patrick Streacker, Seth Lasiter and Michael Kotey.