Frank Vincent Datta, age 79, of Wibaux, MT, passed away on Oct. 7, 2021 at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT, surrounded by his loved ones. Frank was born March 8, 1942 in Beach, ND to Phillip and Cecelia (Piesik) Datta. He was a 1960 graduate of Wibaux County High School. Frank began his newspaper career at a very early age, junior high to be exact. He gave up playing basketball to work at the newspaper as a print devil. It was very obvious that Frank, knew what path he should take in life, he clearly had a passion for the written word and photography. When he purchased the Wibaux Pioneer-Gazette, he did so for $1. Frank spent most of his life, 65 years, committed to the community by keeping his people informed. The Wibaux Pioneer-Gazette has been published weekly since 1907. That record was very important to Frank. He served for 10 years on the Montana Newspaper.