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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: ‘Let’s Stop the Lip Service’ on Water Quality

    Governor Evers declaration of 2019 being the “Year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin,” is of course reason for celebration and further emphasizes our water quality concerns statewide that have finally garnered the attention they deserve. From high nitrates, to manure tainted e-coli flowing from taps, to PFAS “forever chemicals”, Wisconsin’s water should be highlighted […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You, ‘Peninsula Pulse’

    For myself and the Door County community I want to give thanks for the Peninsula Pulse. This is a time when community newspapers are vanishing before our eyes. Big corporations which have bought them up are stripping them down to gaunt corpses. Community journalism was my profession for 30 years. I thought it a higher […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Women’s Rights vs. Human Rights

    Regarding a previous letter titled “Let Roe v. Wade Stand,” the statement was made “this whole issue is merely an attempt to control women.” Killing female babies certainly controls them! Is it “Women’s Rights Issue?” If is a human rights issue on the same level as slavery was. Blacks were declared non persons. They were […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Circumstances of Conception

    There is an aspect of the abortion debate that you rarely hear about. Less than 1 percent of abortions are done for victims of rape, incest or life of the mother, yet rape is used to justify legalizing abortion. The value of human life doesn’t change due to the circumstances of its conception. Attorney Rebecca […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Pure Hypocrisy to Put on the Pro-Life Act’

    Almost daily the subject of abortion makes the headlines and it has unfortunately become a political issue. The GOP by sponsoring legislation in opposition to abortion even though unnecessary has accomplished their goal of making themselves appear as the pro-life party. In Wisconsin the GOP sponsors a bill that offers no protections for life that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: From a Baileys Harbor Beach Baby

    Every summer we hold our collective breath as we turn into the Baileys Harbor beach parking lot. Maybe this year the pristine sand we grew up with will be returned to its natural glory. But as the matted mess comes into view, our hopes are dashed again. My Scandinavian roots run deep in Baileys Harbor. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Please Don’t Dump on Us!

    Current plans are to create a garbage pile on the West Side of Sturgeon Bay. It stinks, it’s ugly and it’s worthless. Please, help preserve our lovely West Side! Over the gentle odors of fish and seaweed, pleasant odors associated with all waterfront communities, now drift the aromatic blends of rotting grain, animal urine, and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Door Pride Committee Extends Thanks and Invitation

    We want to extend a huge thank you to Sturgeon Bay Mayor David J. Ward, and to City Council members Helen Bacon, David Hayes, Dan Williams, Kelly Avenson, Gary Nault, Seth Wiederanders, and Kirsten Reeths for proclaiming June 16-22nd Open Door Pride Week. We are filled with pride for publicly receiving this Proclamation at the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Legislators Don’t Rule My Body

    For those of you who object, as I do, to the decision by (mostly male) legislators that they know better than I how best to take care of my physical health, I have a modest suggestion: every time you or a family member needs to make a dentist appointment, have an eye exam, get an […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s End Gerrymandering in Wisconsin

    Instead of being one of the most gerrymandered states in America, Wisconsin can become a role model for fair and nonpartisan voting maps. Right now, the main obstacle to fair redistricting in our state is our Republican led state Senate and Assembly. They created our gerrymandered voting districts, and now they are in court trying […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What the Governor Didn’t See

    Sure, Gov. Tony Evers got a tour of a CAFO in Kewaunee County May 28 along with Joel Kitchens and other dignitaries, and they discussed digesters, cover crops, need for clear water and other good things. But what they experienced was a sanitized homogenized public relations event. Next time, take the governor to an experience […]

  • Leave the Cormorants on Hat Island

    In response to an article in the Friday May 17, 2019 issue of this paper, titled “Egg Harbor Residents Grow Weary of Cormorant Cannons on Hat Island”: I don’t blame the Egg Harbor residents for their angst, nor do I understand the reasoning behind the disturbing action to remove the cormorants. Perhaps I’m wrong, but […]

  • All Human Life Needs Protection

    I’d like to respond to some of the erroneous assumptions in last week’s letter “Let Roe v Wade Stand.” If the Roe v Wade decision were reversed, that wouldn’t make abortions illegal; it would merely give power back to the states. Abortion should not be a female vs. male political fight, because it’s a human […]

  • Time to Connect the Dots

    The documentary film “We are Water” was recently shown as part of the Door County “Celebrate Water” series of events. As this excellent movie winds down, numerous tips or suggestions regarding personal water conservation roll down the screen. They range from turning off the water when you brush your teeth or shave, only running the […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Will Continue Its Progress

    Dear Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Door County, As many of you know, Julie Davis has led the Boys & Girls Club of Door County as executive director the past eight years, during which she has made a huge impact on the lives of countless children in our community. On May 24, […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Let Roe v. Wade Stand

    The proposal of bills in several states, which ultimately may be challenged before the SCOTUS seeking to overturn Roe v. Wade has brought forth a firestorm of opinions, rhetoric and gross misstatements. It is an issue full of emotion, opinion, personal belief and not logic or science. What does it mean to call yourself Pro […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Do Not Privatize Emergency Response in Door County

    In my 30+ year career I have worked with and for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The difference is night and day. For-Profit will always be just about that – profit, the monetary bottom line. Decisions will be made with the primary objective of money. Nonprofits, while practicing fiscal responsibility, make their mission – the people […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Republican Party Not What It Used to Be

    Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar passed away April 28th. Senator Lugar served as a Senator from Indiana for 36 years, from 1977 to 2013, and was known as one of the stalwarts of the Republican Party. While a U.S. Senator Lugar worked on finding solutions to energy security, world nutrition, and controlling weapons of mass […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Best Uses of Gills Rock Waterfront Properties

    Last year, the Town of Liberty Grove purchased three waterfront properties in Gills Rock. In January of this year, during a series of public sessions, taxpayers provided town officials with input as to how the properties might best be used. Based upon taxpayer comments made during the public sessions, town officials mailed a survey to […]

  • Respect, Honesty and Grace

    I expected letters in response to Signe Onsrud’s letter, but was shocked to see how nasty they were. Mrs. Onsrud is appalled that babies born alive were then murdered. If you research the trial of Kermit Gosnell you will find evidence of this. He was convicted of murder, but it took way too long because […]