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 [email protected] 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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: An Appeal to Democrats and Independents

    As the first Democratic debates draw closer (June 26 and 27), I think that we can all agree that the overriding goal of the 2020 presidential election is: Make sure that this President is not re-elected. To help reach that goal, we can also agree that any nominee of the Democratic party would be a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Make America Great Again!

    This is a letter to all Door County residents. After reading the letter of Glenna Peters in the last Pulse I feel that I must respond. I voted for President Donald Trump to “Make America Great Again”! Do I agree with everything he says and does? No! There are times that I shudder at the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Baileys Harbor Annual Town Meeting

    As I have talked with people from towns and villages throughout northern Door County, I have come to realize that having an Annual Town Meeting is somewhat unique for Baileys Harbor, and is truly a great community event bringing together people that care about their community and their neighbors. We definitely had some big topics […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Earth Day 2019

    As we stand on the cusp of the environmental challenges we face, we have choices to be made by all of us. These are no solo journeys; we are a community traveling together on this planet of ours. Our common goals should be to work towards solutions for climate change, the overuse of our natural […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Plea for Respect and Decency

    The mean spiritedness and ugliness that is rampant in our country has to stop. And I believe this has to stop at the top with the election of a new president. Our democracy needs responsible presidential conduct from the leader of our great county. We don’t have to agree with our neighbors or particularly like […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Take a Spin on the Magical Granary Ride

    I wish to submit the following observation and suggestion regarding expanded use for the Granary… The city’s Rocket Scientists should come together, and implement the following plan… 1st. Install windows around the perimeter of the building, 2nd. Install comfortable seating, 3rd. Install a stairway, or a elevator to the top of the Histerical structure. 4. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Naïve

    Assembly speaker Robin Vos attacked Governor Tony Evers as naïve for thinking he could make changes to Wisconsin’s deal with Foxconn. Talk about “the pot calling the kettle black”. The Republicans have promised Foxconn $4 billion and have received in return a guarantee of nothing. Foxconn gave a vague commitment to build some sort of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Be So Quick to Legalize Marijuana

    The proponents of marijuana have been quite successful in stampeding various units of local government to get on record supporting legalizing medical marijuana. And why shouldn’t they? There are plenty of anecdotes telling us of terminal cancer patients who say they can’t seem to get pain relief any other way, in spite of the lengthy […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dark Money Used in Election

    This is the charge brought against me by Door County Daily News. The “Dark Money” they’re ranting about is $64.80, a princely sum, donated in ads for the five candidates we supported, $324.00 in total. Door County Daily News complained it was unethical to use Cedar Creek Carpet Inc.’s money legally for ads. I am […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Gills Rock Waterfront Access Survey

    The Town of Liberty Grove recently mailed the Gills Rock Survey to town taxpayers seeking their opinion on how the Gills Rock properties purchased by the town should best be used. The Door County Environmental Council agrees conducting a valid survey of town taxpayers is necessary. However, while the DCEC applauds the town’s desire to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program

    We are long time Wisconsin residents and co-owners of a small business in Door County. As such, we are keenly aware of how important our lands and waters are to our local economy and community. A prime reason people come to Door County is because they can do the things they love in a beautiful […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Capital Gains and Carried Interest

    No one likes to pay taxes, but it’s comforting to know that we owe federal income taxes according to our ability to pay. Those with more income pay a higher percentage of tax on that income. Except for the exceptions … For example, there is a difference between paying taxes on money you earn on […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Expand on Berglunds Point a Bit…..

    While Orlock and Bauernfeind can conveniently gloss over a wealth of facts here, let this serve as a cold splash of water to the face. One party rule in this state has had it’s consequences. Here is a short compendium of factoids that I feel the need to share since you don’t seem to have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You, Sturgeon Bay

    On behalf of the Board of Education and our overall school community, I want to thank our residents for supporting the educational programming operational referendum on April 2, 2019. Passing this referendum allows our district to continue to offer high quality educational programming for every student every day, which is what our community has come […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Steve Sohns Thanks Gibraltar Voters

    I want to thank everyone who came out and voted last week and thank you for electing me to serve the town for another two years. I so enjoyed getting out and talking to many of you. That is my favorite part of campaigning. I’m also sorry if I missed you – I just couldn’t […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Failing Berglund’s Litmus Test for Community Purity

    This is in response to Mr. William Berglund’s letter in the April 5 edition of the Pulse. As one of “those” transplanted Illinois residents who moved to Sturgeon Bay because of its intoxicating beauty and charm, I am relieved that I don’t pass Mr. Berglund’s litmus test for purity in the community. As the erstwhile […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Former Illinois Resident Responds

    Wow! William Berglund, talk about painting everyone with a broad brush! Where to begin…..No, my husband and I did not leave Illinois because of taxes or politics – we moved here because my husband, a native of Milwaukee, wanted to come home to Wisconsin when he retired from teaching. We bought a beautiful old home […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Flawed Approach to Future of Gills Rock Properties

    The proposal to acquire the three Gills Rock waterfront properties first arose at the Spring Elector’s meeting held on April 17, 2018, where it was immediately put to a vote and passed overwhelmingly. The Town later negotiated for the purchase of these parcels, and the proposed acquisition of all of them at prices below their […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You, Door County!

    I am moving to Vero Beach, FL in April and with me, Lucy A. Roske, LLC, also relocates. This is a private-duty geriatric case management practice with multi-state licensure, bonding, and insurance. Continued connections with Door County caregivers may allow me to be helpful with needed in-home elder services; just call (talk/text: 920.421.0516). However, before […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Regarding Door County Transportation

    I am writing this letter in response to the County Board presentation given on Door 2 Door operations on March 26, 2019. I have lived and worked in Door County seasonally for the last five years which allowed me to save money to pursue a master’s in urban planning with a specialization in transportation. I […]