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 letters@ppulse 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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: Trumpism

      Trumpism: a term soon to be added to the Webster Dictionary. This term will be defined as follows: a derogatory or hateful term, phrase or gesture; explicitly racial, ethnic, religious or sexual in content; intended to insult or defame, and always used out of context of the discussion. The term Trumpism replaces the terms […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Well Done, Sister Bay!

    I recently spent an enjoyable spring evening in Sister Bay, it’s the first time I have seen it “completed.” I wanted to take a moment to compliment the past and present members of the village board, the committees, and the village administrators who worked on both the vision and execution of this redevelopment of the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Killing Civilians More Efficiently

      During one of his political sideshows, Donald Trump was asked how he would handle our perceived enemies in the Middle East. His reply, “I would bomb the s— out of them.” His diplomatic speak naturally brought screams of approval from the Republican lemmings surrounding him. America’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Young Eagles Rally Volunteers

    Thank you everyone for the tremendous job at this year’s Young Eagles event. We flew 71 youngsters who qualified as Young Eagles (see final tally below). We also flew several adults and many children below the age of seven. The comments we received from those in attendance were all in support of the EAA program […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Party of Lincoln

    After viewing Meet the Press June 5, it’s quite clear the Republican Party is lacking integrity and conscience. Mitch McConnell stated that it’s all about winning. He reminded me of Al Davis, the late owner of the Oakland Raiders (“Just win, baby”) – the bullies of the AFC. Now the Republican Party has theirs. Not […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Transition to Renewables

    Things are changing in developing a clean energy future. While many are in dismay over the effects of global warming such as crop failures, massive migrations from weather changes, the rise of climate sensitive disease, etc., there are signs of corporations and political entities making the transitions to clean energy. Pope Francis has added a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for a Great Memorial Day

    The members of the Door County Veterans Service Council would like to thank everyone that helped with the Sturgeon Bay Memorial Day ceremony – including Vietnam veteran Colonel Lawrie for speaking, our Chaplain Pastor Sauer, Andy Anderson and Mary Nickel for sounding taps, Director Paula Eggert and the Peninsula Symphonic Band for all of the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Before Parking, Please Ask

    Back in March of 2014, The Holiday Music Motel purchased the old Portside building that encompasses the lot between 1st and 2nd Avenues bordered by Louisiana on one side and The Holiday on the other. When the parking lot across the street at Stone Harbor fills up, the natural inclination has been for people to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Strong Schools, Strong Community

    The following is an excerpt from a letter to Door County public school staff by the Strong Schools Strong Communities initiative. Interested individuals can contact their school district’s superintendent for info. From the moment a child steps onto one of our buses, or onto our public school properties, they enter a nurturing environment. This environment, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Breaking Fast for Veterans

    The members of the Door County Veterans Service Council would like to thank everyone who attended the Armed Forces Day Breakfast – all proceeds from the annual breakfast will be used to help needy veterans in Door County. The Veterans Service Council would also like to thank all of the posts and auxiliaries for providing […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Carbon Pricing Is the Answer

    It’s time for our whole nation to join the clean-energy future. We don’t have time to fight state-by-state against fossil fuel corporations and the politicians they control. We need to tax fossil fuel out of existence, globally, in the next decade or so if we are to avert “catastrophic” climate change the worldwide scientific community […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Successful USPS Food Drive

    Door County mail carriers have proclaimed their recent food drive a tremendous success. Thanks to the concern our customers have for their less fortunate neighbors, we collected almost 13 tons of food to help stock the shelves at Door County food pantries. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive was held nationwide on May […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Wear Orange

    On June 2, 2016, you are invited to join millions of Americans to send a simple, undeniable message that we need to end gun violence in America. Started in 2013 to honor a friend who died from gun violence, some Chicago teens wore orange on his birthday. It has now evolved to a national movement. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: I Have A Plan

    In 1968 Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency on the basis of “I have a plan” to end the Vietnam War. He never articulated that plan, it was just “trust me.” From 1969 to 1972, Nixon’s first term, 21,126 U.S. servicemen died in Vietnam. Donald Trump has a plan to “Make America Great Again,” but […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Renewed Attention and Focus at Sevastopol

      With recent changes in our district, we feel it is important to continue to communicate with you about the steps we’re taking to move forward. We are also asking for your help. Change is generally not easy and, at times, not everyone agrees with changes that are made. We know that is the case […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More Support Needed for Local Fire Departments

    My compliments on your informative piece highlighting a fire fighter training class and, by extension, the fire & rescue service in northern Door County [“Two Veterans Train New Crop of Volunteer Firefighters” by Jim Lundstrom]. Public awareness is vital for increasing support of the local fire departments responsible for delivering these services. All of the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thankful for “Door to Nature” Columns

    Seconds ago I turned the pages of the Pulse to read that Roy Lukes is at home battling cancer. Mr. Lukes, I thoroughly enjoy reading your column and am so thankful for the way you highlight aspects of nature that otherwise may be overlooked by a lot of us. Thank you for your gifts of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Car Buyers

    This is an unusual letter in that it is a consumer warning that almost certainly applies to you. You can take this letter either of two ways: as a consumer – beware when you go to buy a car; or as a political statement to show you which side your state government is on – […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Neighbors Who Care

    I’m so grateful to live in a county that cares so deeply for one another. A few months ago, a group came together to find creative ways to assist our neighbors in finding resources in times of need. The first outcome of this work is a postcard every household will receive that provides detailed information […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Objectively Examine the Records

    We have seen on TV an ad which is promoting Wisconsin’s Senator Johnson by criticizing Russ Feingold, his opponent in the upcoming election. The ad suggests a close relationship between Feingold and President Obama and it goes on to show persons involved in acts of terror and gun violence for the purpose of planting in […]