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NEWS

08/13/2020 - 12:00am
Plans remain in place to start inperson classes in Forsyth School Aug. 26, following a meeting Tuesday night of the Board of Trustees. According to Superintendent Dinny Bennett, safety procedures will be in place when schools open. Parents have the...

COMMUNITY

07/30/2020 - 12:00am
Montana’s economy has wilted and withered since the so-called pandemic arrived in early March. Our “wannabe president/wannabe senator/lame duck governor” has done little except bankrupt main street merchants. Revenues for state government are...

EDITORIAL

08/13/2020 - 12:00am
Editor, Independent Press, Considering the uncertainty of this pandemic, it is critical that we protect our local farmers and ranchers from getting shorted. Montana meat producers have been hit hard by the economic effects of COVID-19, but little...

OBITUARIES

Albert (Sonny) Barta, 75

Albert (Sonny) Barta

08/13/2020 - 12:00am
Albert (Sonny) Barta was born on November 17, 1944 at home in Belfield, North Dakota to Albert and Mary (Kudrna) Barta. He was the third of 10 siblings. He passed away on August 7, 2020 after a tough battle with cancer. Sonny is survived by his...