Category: Letters

Peninsula Pulse Letters Policy

As of 03/15/2019

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? Please email it (preferred) to [email protected]; submit it online at; or mail it to Peninsula Pulse, 8142 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202. Email letters@ppulse or call 920.839.2121 if you have questions.

  • Letters must be sent to [email protected]. Letters are limited to 350 words. Letters must include the author’s name, daytime phone number, mailing address and email address, but only the author’s name and town/state of residence will appear in the paper.
  • We will publish only one letter  by a given author within a 30-day period. Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.
  • The Peninsula Pulse reserves the right to edit and refuse letters, to add titles to or retitle them, and to print them at the time of our discretion.
  • All opinions expressed in letters are those of their authors and not those of the Peninsula Pulse, its owner or staff.
  • Letter to the Editor: Corporations in Control

    Gov. Walker’s “divide and conquer” plan is nearly complete with the latest Republican bills to be voted on this week by the one-party ruled Wisconsin legislature. It is war on the working class, students, the elderly, the environment, poor people and public education. Now add to that any semblance of clean government in Wisconsin! Soon […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An Impossibility Made Possible

    On the anniversary of Walls of Wittenberg’s (WOW) tenth year of creativity and cultural activity, I have comment. The anniversary is a testament to a group of volunteers and artists doing what very well can be considered an impossibility made possible. To affect a community with art the way this society has managed is no […]

  • Letter to the Editor: To “My Family”

      To those who serve on the board, who donated raffle prizes, who played, who volunteered, I give you my thanks. Writing thank yous has always been difficult for me. I ask myself: Am I choosing the right words? Am I truly sharing my gratitude? Will they know how thankful I am? It is hard […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote No

      Twelve years ago the Village of Sister Bay implemented a 20 Year Comprehensive Plan, Ordinance 03-06. This plan has been used to guide the village in its vision, growth and land use towards making Sister Bay a peaceful and enjoyable community for families to live in northern Door County with its many amenities and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Do the Right Thing

    After receiving a letter from the village dated Sept. 28, 2015, titled “Village of Sister Bay Board Report Public Information Notice” there are a few concerns I have to address. Under the heading of Moving Forward the first paragraph states, “A sunset clause will be considered that will not facilitate substantial expansion of quarrying as […]

  • Letter: Vote for the Residents

    The website for Sister Bay states: “The Village of Sister Bay is a friendly, thriving community where residents and visitors alike enjoy the natural beauty of its surroundings enhanced by well-maintained parks and the natural environment….The Village has carefully controlled growth to maintain its charm, character and natural beauty.” How does a working quarry fit […]

  • Letter: Does A Quarry Belong in Sister Bay?

    The board of trustees at its October 20, 2015 Board Meeting will consider making a change to the ordinance #235-072815 to permit a conditional use permit to allow a quarry in the B-1 Business District. According to the village ordinance #235-072815 the legal document states that the improvement and development within the general business district […]

  • Letter: Refreshing, Eye-Opening Talk

    Kudos to Stella Maris Roman Catholic Parish and the Climate Change Coalition of Door County for jointly sponsoring a talk entitled “Pope Francis, Creation and the Common Good: Reflections on His Recent Encyclical,” given September 29th at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Creek. The speaker, Norbertine Brother Steve Herro, was very knowledgeable and a close […]

  • Letter: No Mow

    The summer tourist driving and biking season was still in full swing in the middle of August when many roadsides were mowed to the full width of the highway right-of-way. The timing and extent of the mowing process appears determined by the convenience of manpower scheduling and disregards scenic and environmental factors that are important. […]

  • Letter: Support Your Residents

    At this years June and July Sister Bay Plan Commission meetings the former Village Administrator and the village attorney stated the judge has ordered us to settle this issue by mediation. If we do not accept this agreement, we don’t know what will happen. It was stated the zoning text change amendment, to allow quarries […]

  • Letter: History of Existing Quarry in Sister Bay

    There is presently a stone quarry (behind the Shopko store) that has been in existence, for more than 45 years, as a very small and incidental operation that was only used occasionally. For most of those years the vast majority of Village residents never even knew about the quarry because its use was so casual. […]

  • Letter: Big Thanks to Ministry

    I’d like to say a very big thank you to all the people who work in the many departments and the Fish Creek branch of Ministry Door County Medical Center. All of you play a very important part in keeping my family, my neighbors and me alive and well. Your role might not be “front […]

  • Letter: Sister Bay Has A “Small” Problem

    Are you aware there is a quarry located in the Village of Sister Bay? It’s behind Shopko and the Mobil Station. Many people have, or had, no idea because it had been non-active for many years. It is owned and operated by Brandon Small who lives in the Appleton area. When the Small family business […]

  • Commentary: County Board Voted to Impede Rural Internet Service

    By David Studebaker Chair, Technical Committee, Town of Liberty Grove Member, Economic Development Committee, Town of Liberty Grove I attended my first Door County Board meeting [on Sept. 29]. My reason for attending was the proposed new ordinance regulating all types of communications towers in unincorporated Door County. I have been actively involved for several […]

  • Letter: Not Exactly a Ravaging of Nature

    The most recent meeting of the Town of Liberty Grove on 16 Sept. last approved unanimously the recommendation of the town’s Highway Committee – also by unanimous vote – to award the bid for the tree cutting portion of the Beach Road Improvement project to Dave’s Tree Service in a low-bid amount of $11,212.50. Work […]

  • Letter: Climb the Tower at Potawatomi

    Visitors to Door County and residents are understandably concerned that Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park has been closed. We do not know the fate of the structure yet, but in the meantime we would like to make everyone aware that there is an alternative. Potawatomi State Park is only about 10 minutes from Sturgeon […]

  • Letter: Visit This Green Home

    With the falling of the leaves and the coming of winter, the White House declares October National Energy Awareness Month. I’m doing my part to increase energy awareness by participating in the Wisconsin Solar Tour and opening my home Saturday, Oct. 3, to showcase the renewable energy systems of my home (120 Alabama St., Sturgeon […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We All Have Obligation to Keep Water Clean

    Stony Creek in southern Door County is a major contributor to the water quality entering Lake Michigan, second only to the Ahnapee River in land area. The creek has several tributaries that have heavy agricultural impact, with the eastern segment draining the entire Ahnapee Trail Marsh and crossing our family farm on the eastern boundary. […]

  • Letter: Learn from Other Countries

    Societies improve by using the experiences and the discoveries of others. It’s true in government, medicine, the humanities, etc. Why can’t we apply this reasoning to solve America’s out of control homicide by firearms problem? In response to a 1996 gun massacre, Australia enacted a program of prohibition on the sale of rapid fire and […]

  • Letter: Feingold Wants More Days in D.C.

    Headline in the Sept. 4 issue of the Peninsula Pulse read “Feingold Wants To Represent Wisconsin.” Surely, the headline writer jests! Russell Feingold spent 6,570 days in the Washington, D.C., senate chambers and never lifted a finger for Wisconsin. For 18 years, Mr. Feingold represented big labor, voted for every spending bill that was within […]