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The Peninsula Pulse is Door County’s resources for news, arts and entertainment.

Founded in 1996 by David Eliot and Tom McKenzie, the Pulse was launched to bring a fresh perspective to the people, lifestyle, arts, and literature culture of the Door County peninsula. Now owned by Eliot and Egg Harbor native Myles Dannhausen Jr, the Peninsula Pulse and its distribution and film companies employ 15 full-time and 7 part-time employees dedicated to bringing the stories of Door County to print, the web, and film.

Today the paper is the area’s trusted resource for local news, entertainment, opinion, and arts news. The Pulse’s staff of writers, reporters, editors, and salespeople are deeply entwined with the ethic of the peninsula and the paper strives to be not just a reflection of its community, but a driving force for change and self-examination.

Inside its pages, the Pulse contains the area’s most comprehensive event calendar, gallery and arts information, the best of regional literature, thoughtful news coverage, feature stories and interviews, stunning photography, business information and listings, regular columnists, classifieds, humor, horoscopes and much more – in short, the Pulse reveals the real tapestry of Door County.

The Peninsula Pulse is published weekly, with print runs up to 27,000 newspapers during the summer and fall months and 22,000 newspapers during the winter and spring months.

The paper is distributed to over 700 high-traffic locations from Kewaunee to Washington Island including tourist centers, hotels and resorts, bed and breakfasts, retail locations, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, professional businesses, coffee shops and almost everywhere people gather in Door and Kewaunee counties.

The History of the Peninsula Pulse

Our Staff

David Eliot

Co-Founder
Publisher
Co-Owner

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Myles Dannhausen Jr

Content Editor
Co-Owner

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Debra Fitzgerald

Editor

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Andrew Kleidon

Lifestyle Editor

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Paula Apfelbach

Copy Editor

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Grace Johnson

Special Issues Editor

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Ryan Miller

Creative Director

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Sharon Anderson

Layout Assistant

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Renee Puccini

Artistic Consultant

Jess Farley

Sales Manager

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Steve Grutzmacher

Sales Manager

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Deanna Nelson

Inside Sales Manager

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Ben Pothast

Office Manager

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Kait Shanks

Inside Sales
Assistant Office Manager

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Nate Bell

Chief Technology Officer

Peninsula Filmworks

Brett Kosmider

Creative Director

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Andrew Kleidon

Editor/Videographer/Producer

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The Paper Boy Distribution Experts

Jeff Anderson

Chris Eckland

Steve Glabe

Todd Jahnke

Susie Vania

Jacob Wickman

Columnists & Reporters

Charlotte Lukes

Columnist

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Bret Bicoy

Philanthropy Columnist

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Kevin Naze

Columnist

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Coggin Heeringa

Columnist

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Sophie Nelson

Columnist

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Patty Williamson, PhD

Columnist

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Matt Pothast

Sports Reporter

Craig Sterrett

Reporter