I feel compelled to respond to Emilie Welch’s letter that was published last week regarding her distaste for the black and white billboard sign on the north end of Fairfield.

While her opinion is as good as mine, I don’t agree with her comments.

Please remember that this is still, at least for the time being, a free country. I disagree that the sign is filled with “hatred, vitriol and mistruths.” Besides being what I consider pretty darn factual, it’s also quite humorous, and adds some additional character to the wonderful town of Fairfield!

Sometimes the truth hurts, but it’s still the truth at the end of the day.

It’s worth the drive up to Fairfield from where I live out of Great Falls just to see the new posts. I’ve photographed it several times and sent pictures to friends and relatives in WA State, and NO ONE has made anything but positive comments.

Rod Thompson

Vaughn, MT