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 [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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: Work Together to Lessen Gun Violence

    I am grateful that Gov. Evers had the courage this year to veto several Republican-backed bills relating to gun laws. These included allowing concealed-carry licensees to take guns to places of worship on private school grounds, to drive into schoolyards with loaded weapons in their cars, and to recognize concealed-carry permits held by non-Wisconsin residents, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: You Are Being Played

    There is no one who has the complete election information on the outcome prior to all of the votes being counted. No one! How could they? Are they a fly on the wall? Anyone who makes outrageous claims about a “steal” is a liar. A traitor. Anyone who believes such claims (and the other impossible-to-know-unless-you-were-there […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Arming Teachers

    As the discussion regarding arming teachers continues, I find this old educator mulling over so many thoughts. Under such an expectation, who would the teachers of the future be? Would they be like the thoughtful people we remember teaching us? Will they actually be willing to shoot someone? If they shoot, will they hit children […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You, and Looking Forward to Serving

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the well wishes since my appointment as postmaster of Egg Harbor. I truly enjoy my daily trip to Egg Harbor from my home in Sturgeon Bay. I am happy to be of help for any mail questions that you might have and look […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stirring the Flames for Division

    I read with interest in the July 8-15 Peninsula Pulse of the alleged disclosure of quotes from a closed-session meeting of the Southern Door Fire Board (“Fire Board Chair Alleges Improper Closed-session Disclosure”).  Having been in attendance at the annual meeting of the Town of Nasewaupee, I listened intently to Bill Krueger’s passionate, lengthy letter […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

    The July 8-15 Peninsula Pulse ran a story of the alleged disclosure of quotes from a closed-session meeting of the Southern Door Fire Board (“Fire Board Chair Alleges Improper Closed-session Disclosure”). At Nasewaupee’s annual meeting, Bill Krueger expressed his frustration with fellow board members of the Southern Door Fire Service and the way the northern […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Voting Is the Most Powerful Way to Be Heard

    Door County voters will be interested in voting in the Aug. 9 primary election. They may choose to vote in the Republican primary, selecting candidates for governor and Assembly; or in the Democratic primary, selecting a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin’s citizens have a privilege that many other states do not provide. In many […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What’s the Difference between a Ballot Dropped in a Box or Mailed?

    On July 8, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that unstaffed drop boxes are illegal and unconstitutional in Wisconsin. Can someone explain to me why mail-in ballots are OK, but not drop-box ballots? What’s the difference? Both must have the same authentication-verification requirements, right? And mailboxes are also “unstaffed,” correct? What am I missing? Dennis Keith […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Government Doesn’t Understand That Abortion Versus Life Is Personal

    My twin 12-year-old daughters exist because of a fateful day when their mother and I sat before a high-risk-pregnancy doctor who advised us to abort both fetuses because tests showed one fetus would likely have Down syndrome.  My partner was stunned silent. I said, “I know this is your decision, but I don’t want to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Reconsider What You Wish For

    The recent letters to the editor bashing the Supreme Court for its decision that reversed Roe v. Wade should maybe do a double-take on what they wish for. What if your mother decided to end your life? Your voice would never have been heard, correct?  There are plenty of parents out there who cannot have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Impeach Biden

    Biden ran on being a unifier. How are we doing after 18 months?  President Biden’s first days in office revealed his first priority was to eliminate all of President Trump’s accomplishments. The economy, employment, military, border, foreign policy and new respect from our adversaries.  President Biden in 50 years as a career politician made more […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You for a Successful COVID-19 Immunization Campaign

    I would like to personally thank Chief Chris Hecht and the amazing volunteer staff at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station for a successful finish to our Run to End COVID! campaign!  During 2022, this great team assisted Door County Public Health in administering 640 immunizations to Door County residents. Since the beginning of COVID-19 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Democracy Matters!

    Indivisible Door County is undertaking a new initiative to clearly and boldly state what we believe are widely held American values.  Volunteers will hold signs and stand along Door County streets and highways (reminiscent of Burma Shave signs). These signs will state these values: Protect Voting Rights, Free to Choose, Free to Marry, Keep Medicare, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Independence, Then Our Constitution

    This weekend we celebrate our independence as a country, and soon after, on Sept. 27, 1787, our Constitution was signed.  When it comes to how our government is supposed to work on the executive, legislative and judicial levels, this document is the bedrock of our democracy today. It seems we have to be super vigilant […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Unbelievable

    This past weekend, delegates to the Texas Republican Party approved planks of a platform that is jaw-droppingly outrageous. It includes rejecting Joe Biden as the legitimate president, asserting no gun-safety laws, doing away with the Department of Education, insisting that all schools teach about the rights of a “pre-born” child in that life begins at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Didn’t Take the Bait on Buyer Scam

    I recently advertised a boat for sale and was contacted immediately by a person who was very interested in buying. It turned out that the buyer was running a scam. The buyer communicated solely by text and sent me a certified check via priority mail. In his last text, he stated that his secretary had […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Forestville Flowage Post-drawdown Update

    Dear Clark Lake Advancement Association members,  We ventured out on the Forestville flowage to the headwaters with our canoe. In our opinion, the environmental devastation is way beyond what we feared. Roughly 70% of the flowage is covered with growth that we did not witness before, and it’s carpeted with algae. We also observed woody […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Members of the Door County Community Support Equal Rights for LGBTQ+ People

    Fifty years ago, when a middle-aged Jewish school teacher from Queens, New York, learned her gay son was hospitalized because a city official had assaulted him, she decided right then that enough was enough.  She wrote a letter to her local newspaper supporting her child, championing his efforts on behalf of the movement for LGBTQ+ […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Proud to Call ‘Home’ a City That Proclaims June as Open Door Pride Month

    For six years, Open Door Pride has received a proclamation from the City of Sturgeon Bay proclaiming June as Open Door Pride Month.  I am writing with heartfelt appreciation to Mayor David Ward and the Common Council that your words and actions make a difference in the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community. Every clause of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Door County Do’s and Don’ts

    After five years of living in Door County full time, I’ve had dozens of conversations with people who not only call it their happy place, but their home. Many conversations are about what they want our valued guests to know when they visit our home. With the goal of informing with a tongue in my […]