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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: Looking for My Guardian Angel

    To the kind woman who stayed with me after a slip and fall on ice in Sturgeon Bay on the morning of Jan. 20 until my husband could retrieve our vehicle and get me to the hospital – I want to sincerely thank you for your kindness, concern and staying with me so I would […]

  • Letter to the Editor: There There in Their Wear

    A discarded purse was purchased at a rummage sale in Long Island, New York. It contained the 10 most popular Brazilian recipes and, yes, secret documents with the name of GOP-elect George Santos (aka Kitara Ravache, drag queen).  Santos had no comment, but Kitara, when queried by the publication Drag-Net, said, “I’d love to have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: So Long, Sunday-night Sing-alongs

    I was sad to learn that the Sunday-night sing-alongs in Ephraim will be no more. They were a summer tradition that began in 1938 and then were restarted in the 1990s by the Nortons. The sing-alongs drew locals and tourists who heard the music and wandered into the village hall. They were a simple, wholesome, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Farewell to William Welter

    We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of William Welter [Dec. 21, 2022]. Bill’s commitment and service to Third Avenue Playhouse (PlayWorks) (TAP) was as immense as his shoulders were broad. He was a patron, a generous donor, a board member, a committee member and a good friend.  Bill’s importance to TAP cannot […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Resilience and the Climate Crisis

    For me, the end of 2022 brought a welcome distraction from my climate anxiety. The joy of the holidays and the heavy snowfall in December allowed me to relax and remember what winters in Wisconsin used to feel like. Unfortunately, the start of 2023 brought back above-average temperatures and my anxiety along with them. Now […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Asking for Your Nasewaupee Vote

    My name is Bill Krueger, and I am a candidate for the town and village of Nasewaupee Board of Supervisors.  I recently served as your representative on the Southern Door Fire Department board of directors (two years), as a member of the Cemetery Committee (one year), currently as a member of the Board of Review […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Having It All Comes with a Big Price

    I’m responding to Dennis B. Appleton’s perspective on Ron Johnson and the Sister Bay fire truck [“Remember Which Candidate You Voted For,” Jan. 6-13 Peninsula Pulse].  Appleton implies that Ron Johnson was opposed to Sister Bay acquiring a new fire truck – “he voted against the bill that paid for the truck.” He went so […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks, Pulse

    I am overdue in expressing my gratitude for the Peninsula Pulse, which I started receiving during the pandemic.  Having worked as a reporter and editor for Indianapolis-area newspapers, I know it is not an easy task to put out such complete and vital coverage, but it is much appreciated by this reader. I am eager […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Supporting Scandia Village

    Across the country, health care facilities such as hospitals and senior-care centers are facing unprecedented challenges. Though not necessarily caused by the pandemic, the challenges have been exacerbated by the pandemic, and in many cases, have been brought to a crisis point.  In northern Door County, our own Scandia Village has not been spared these […]

  • Letter to the Editor: April Supreme Court Election Urgent for Fair Maps

    On April 4, 2023, we citizens of Wisconsin have a chance to fix the problem of unfair maps: gerrymandered voting districts that give one party a structural advantage over the other party. This is simply wrong, by either Democrats or Republicans.  Currently, and for the past decade in Wisconsin, unfair voting districts have given Republicans […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Lions Serve with Vision Screening

    In cooperation with the Door County Public Health and Human Services Department, the six Lions Clubs of Door County screened school children this fall for vision problems. We screened 1,823 students with standard eye charts and 453 with an automated photorefractor. Of this total, 149 students were referred for professional examination. I want to thank […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vigilante Vandalism in Sturgeon Bay?

    At approximately 10:30 am on Dec. 23, we parked our bright blue Colorado truck to the right of the front door of Tadych’s MarketPlace on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. We came out of the store at 11 am. During that half hour, someone had taken a small object and punched a hole in the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Verification of Liquid Manure Spreading Quantities Is Needed

    A Kewaunee County CAFO owner, manure hauler and crop/agronomist consultant were recently criminally charged by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and Department of Natural Resources after investigating a case of severe overspreading of liquid manure on land, which eventually entered Lake Michigan. This manure reportedly contained large amounts of E. coli. The Kewaunee County Board, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Remember Which Candidate You Voted For

    For those who voted to reelect Sen. Ron Johnson, when the new Sister Bay/Liberty Grove fire truck saves your house, barn, business or life – or that of a friend, neighbor or family member – just remember that Johnson voted against the bill that paid for the truck, calling it “an abomination.” Unfortunately, you have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More Pressing Needs for Federal Dollars

    I understand the importance of historical preservation, land trusts, etc., but the $3.3 million slated for the Granary project from the Congressional spending package could benefit Door County in other ways. What about affordable housing or child care for the less fortunate?  There should be a balance between spending on projects like the Granary and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Non-biased Pronoun Usage Is a Simple First Step

    What’s all the fuss about pronouns?  In the 1970s, when “he/him” was replaced with “he/she” and “him/her,” it was intended to treat women more fairly and inclusively. Today, the use of “they/them” pronouns invites fairness and inclusivity not based on any gender.  Transgender people understand deeply who they are. Whether “he/him,” “she/her” or “they/them,” we […]

  • Letter to the Editor: It Is Up to Us

    After all that has happened during the past six months or so, and after listening to the talking heads on both sides, we have learned much from the recent election, and it was not what they were telling us.  Yes, on any given day, we are pretty much divided 50-50, but what this election taught […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support Camp Questa

    The Girl Scout Council of the Northwestern Great Lakes is considering selling the Girl Scout camp known as Camp Cuesta in Baileys Harbor. This camp has been an important part of the local Girl Scouting tradition for decades. There are many readers of this paper who remember camping there as a child, or who have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Send Them Back to Toy Land

    There seems to be a lot of excitement over the impending arrival of a Fleet Farm store – the store that once had what you were looking for. During the 1970s and ’80s, family farms literally were located within every few country miles of Door County – farms that were in families for generations. At that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Democracy Should Be Everyone’s Top Issue

    As I read letters in the Pulse and other publications, writers express concern about many issues: inflation, reproductive rights, crime. But there is only one critical issue in this election: democracy. If we do not get this election right, there may never be another truly free and fair election.  Republicans are using Donald Trump’s Big […]