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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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

    Dear Republicans, Please develop a platform that tries to appeal to the most citizens instead of trying to limit the number of citizens who are allowed to vote. Please get past the desire to control as much as you can with the Legislature and spend more time on the issues that will benefit the majority […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Remove Misleading CRT Signs

    Recently I’ve started seeing signs along our stretch of Highway 42 saying, “No Critical Race Theory in Schools,” “No Funding for CRT” and then a “Trump for President” sign next to them. Critical Race Theory (CRT) is taught in colleges as a theory to be analyzed and discussed. It is not taught to children or […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Mill Improvement Plan Needed

    Sister Bay is number one. Congratulations to all past and present board members. Your individual actions, when put together, have driven Sister Bay’s mill rate to be, by far, the highest of our municipal neighbors.  Currently Sister Bay’s mill rate – thanks to the Oct. 8 Peninsula Pulse for the great information – is a huge […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Helping Humanity Survive

    “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”  — His Holiness the Dalai Lama The Climate Vulnerable Forum is a group of developing countries from places such as Africa, Asia and the Pacific that are highly threatened by climate impacts. The 48 member nations, representing 1.2 billion people, are responsible for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Courteous Professionalism Experienced during Visit to Totem Pole

    Recent letters in the Peninsula Pulse from Ruth Chase and Jason Daubner reveal important concerns and potential conflicts within Peninsula State Park’s great golf course. How can the course best serve golfers and accommodate others hoping to see the historical totem pole? How might golfers and walkers safely share certain spaces?  No easy answers, particularly […]

  • Mr. Scholz Made a Lasting Impact

    I would like to thank the Peninsula Pulse for taking time to recognize Mr. Scholz in the Oct. 15 issue. I had the great privilege of working for Mr. and Mrs. Scholz for a couple of summers while I was still in high school.  Working at The Farm was one of the best summer jobs […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Community’s Generosity Is Impressive and Amazing

    Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful Door County community and those who attended the 65th annual Angel Ball on Oct. 8, the Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary raised more than $42,000 for its scholarship fund. The scholarship committee will use the money raised to award scholarships to Door County and Algoma high school […]

  • Letter to the Editor: CRT Is Not Racism

    Politics has always been a place to test ideas and challenge the status quo. However, ideas that are based on falsehood have no place in the public square. If a group wishes to propagate hate and division in our communities, we must speak up to challenge that group full on. Specifically, I am speaking of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: County Mapping Good Example of Well-formed Districts

    I read with great interest – and I must say, delight – your article “County Maps New Districts” (Oct. 1-8 issue of the Peninsula Pulse). Having some familiarity with the commonly acknowledged guidelines for drawing appropriate district boundaries, it appears that the ad hoc committee and county staff who were assigned this daunting task did their […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Doing Something about Creepy Weather

    I am in transition, having sold a home and temporarily living, by the generosity of friends, on Sand Bay just outside Sturgeon Bay in a shelter that my friends affectionately refer to as The Shack. Each night or early morning when I step outside with my dog, Lucinda, I have been met with warm, humid […]

  • The “Hypocritic” Oath

    Democracy dies in an environment of deceit, darkness, distrust and denial. These conditions are prevalent today. I think they are being manipulated, marketed and actually cultivated by the hypocritical Republican Party. Examples: • Deceit: The Republican Party’s hypocrisy confuses and deceives the public about what its true intentions are. For example, Republican Rep. Joel Kitchens has […]

  • A Little Theater with a Big Heart

    Rogue Theater’s production of The Savannah Sipping Society is a must-see for any theater enthusiasts living in Northern Door. Not only does it portray the friendship of four women, but it defines the survival of a hardworking theater troupe that doesn’t give up and goes further than anyone expected.  Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers are […]

  • Personification

    Ms. Ross recently [Sept. 24-Oct. 1 issue] used my original letter to further her “Christian” agenda, though she appears to have misunderstood my intent. I was writing about “the smartest one in the room”: a reference to those who think their beliefs, which have not changed since childhood, qualify them to run others’ lives through […]

  • We Don’t Need Vigilantes at School Board Meetings

    The Legal Brief column by Joan Korb in the Sept. 17-24 issue of the Pulse, “Vigilantes in America,” was spot on. Her account of vigilantism in America was very thorough, and I learned many interesting facts. It seems so un-American to see school-board meetings in our state and country facing people who interrupt the meetings […]

  • Nonpartisan Mapmaking a Difficult Task

    Most people will tell you that gerrymanders are unfair. They are the result of adjusting the boundaries of an electoral constituency so as to favor one party or class. These boundary adjustments are required every 10 years based on updated census data. The political party in power decides where the boundaries go. Reformers want every […]

  • A Solution for Michigan Street Bridge Hits

    How many times, over how many years, have large vehicles hit the Michigan Street bridge? And in all that time, none of the so-called “experts” have been able to come up with a way to keep it from happening? Come on, this isn’t rocket science here. All that needs to be done is to install […]

  • Free Land Giveaway

    On Oct. 4, the Town of Sturgeon Bay supervisors received a request for vacation (abandonment) of a portion of a town road as well as some undeveloped roads within a subdivision. This request originated from owners of two different salvage yards within that subdivision.  Because Door County zoning has ruled that these salvage yards are […]

  • History Is Accessible!

    I am writing in response to a letter to the editor in the Oct.1-8 issue of the Peninsula Pulse by Ruth Chase concerning the inability to view the memorial pole at Peninsula State Park Golf Course.  The memorial pole has always been accessible to golfers and tourists who wish to visit it. I have given […]

  • Miracle

    This is my opinion and suggestion for those of you who are claiming religious reasons for not being vaccinated for COVID-19. Think of it as a miracle from your savior to protect you from yourself. Be well, brothers and sisters. Pete Thelen Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

  • There’s Still a Chance for the Unvaccinated

    I am 74 years old. I was vaccinated against mumps, measles and rubella. I did not get mumps, measles or rubella. I was vaccinated against diphtheria. I did not get diphtheria. I was vaccinated against whooping cough. I did not get whooping cough. I was vaccinated against tetanus. I did not get tetanus. I was […]