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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: Supporting All Peaceful People of God

    The Church Council of Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay wishes to express our concern about the growth of prejudice and intolerance toward the Muslim faith communities in our country. Recent comments have preyed upon the fears of many of our citizens. In reality, terrorism, extremism and attacks on innocent people are in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Save Eagle Tower Update

    Our Save Eagle Tower petition has reached 1,232 signatures. The petition was created and circulated by Door Property Owners. The comments show that the majority of people would like the tower restored. Our petition has been sent to Governor Walker, Senator Frank Lasee, Jean Romback Bartels (DNR-NE WI Director), Senator Robert Cowles and Representative Joel […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Heed the Plea for Preservation

    Paul Burton’s recent accurate letter lamenting Sturgeon Bay’s loss of, and threats to, the public’s best interests should be heeded. It would be well to extend his plea for preservation to all of Door County in all of its various policies, special interests and endangered treasures. That includes our wooded roads, our water views, our […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Successful Kettle Campaign

    Nancy Kexel-Calabresa sends a big thank-you to the many folks who rang the bell for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor this season. Nearly 200 ringers donated more than 700 hours of volunteer time to raise funds for the essential emergency services the Army provides right here in Door […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Right to Life Walk on Jan. 21

    As we mark 43 years of legalized abortion, the Door County Chapter of Wis. Right to Life will again be having a silent Candlelight Prayer Vigil Walk on Thursday, Jan. 21, starting at 6:30 pm, meeting in front of the Government Center, 421 Nebraska St., and proceeding to the hospital. This silent prayer vigil walk […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Leaders Have Considered the Public Good

    As a former alderman and mayor in Sturgeon Bay, I read Paul Burton’s recent letter with interest and disagreed with just about everything he said about my hometown. My family has a long history of service and involvement in a number of developments in Sturgeon Bay and the downtown waterfront areas as well. When I […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Grateful Giving

      It is with great humility and gratitude that I write this letter extolling the virtues of United Way. For many years as coordinator of the Ministry Dental Clinic, we were on the receiving end of help from the United Way Grant Fund. This helped us to grow and treat many children and community members. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Big Oil Is A Criminal Enterprise

    I wrote a letter on the subject of oil exports without realizing that congress was about to pass legislation eliminating the oil export ban. My letter was published in the Pulse after the legislation passed. It was published a day late and a dollar short, but I appreciate the Pulse’s having published anyway. If you […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Echoes of the Past

    Senator Frank Lasee’s recent editorial piece wherein he casually tells such lies as, “The opponents of the [Sawyer Hotel] project have not brought forward any reasons for their opposition; they simply don’t like it,” brings to mind something his elder cousin Alan sent from his senatorial desk a few years back. Alan Lasee’s impassioned letter […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Act Now to Preserve Our Water

    This letter comes in response to the recent, outstanding op-ed piece by Kimberlee Wright [“Clean Water Demands Action,” volume 21, issue 51]. Kimberlee represents the Midwest Environmental Advocates a not-for-profit which promotes good “health, air, water, land and government.” In her article she outlines, in particular, the growing failure of the DNR to actively protect […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Reflections

    During this most holy season, a “reflection” over the past year is what a lot of us do. Things we are grateful for: family, friends or whatever was important to us. If we were lucky we would have realized that joy is not in things but is in us. Much has been said, written and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Too Many Changes Motivated by Business

    I became a regular summer visitor to Door County beginning in 1959. Since 1991, my wife and I have made the peninsula our year-around home. My wife’s first visit to the area was with her family in 1939. Over the years, we have observed many changes in the fabric of the county, especially those that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: With Each Sunrise, United Way is There

    United Way is there when another day dawns and someone reaches out for help. When you give to United Way you are building a community, helping kids uncover their inner star, easing a burden for a working mother…you are even giving someone the courage to reach out for the help they never imagined they would […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Roundabout Reaction

      There is a rogue agency in our state. I am referring to the Department of Transportation. Even though there is a large number of in-progress road projects that are running over budget and past completion date, and that the DOT is running a deficit budget, asking for more funding, they are forcing unwanted “road […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dropbox Savior

    This is a big thank you to whoever out there in cyberland gave me a priceless gift this month. I lost my cell phone on Liberty Island in New York City last Memorial Day weekend. The phone held photos of our trip to New York, our niece’s West Point graduation, our puppy’s first weeks, plus […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Big Plans for Bird City Wisconsin

    As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to thank you for assisting in the conservation, education, and citizen science efforts that take place in Bird City Wisconsin communities across our great state. Thank you! Bird City Wisconsin’s resounding success is spawning similar programs in other states. Together we are clearly doing something right […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting Veterans

    I’d like to give a big thank you to the anonymous person that bought dinner for our table of Veterans and spouses at the Cornerstone. The monthly gatherings are an important part of how we support each other and by picking up our tab it was proof that there are truly amazing people out there. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Put It In Perspective

    Maybe I’m selfish but if any pollster would ask me how I’m doing under Obama’s leadership I would say just fine. I’m not sure if the Affordable Care Act had anything to do with it but since it started, our (my wife and I) monthly premiums have gone from $495 to about $321 with the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Door Bird Sanctuary Thanks Supporters

    We find ourselves coming to the close of another year and what year it has been! 2015 saw the sanctuary really begin to fly. With the generosity of Paul and Fran Burton, we broke ground in May on the Bird Care Center, our first building that includes housing for our birds that do not winter […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Baileys Harbor VFW

    The members of the Baileys Harbor V.F.W. and their wives would like to say “thank you” to the anonymous person who paid for the Veterans Day dinner held at the Cornerstone restaurant on Nov. 12. It was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.   Robert Shine, Post Service Officer Baileys Harbor, Wis.