The Holland Sentinel
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorSarah Leach
FoundedJuly 1, 1896, as Holland Daily Sentinel
Headquarters54 West Eighth Street,
Holland, Michigan 49423, United States
Circulation10,500 Daily 17,000 Sundays in 2015[1]

The Holland Sentinel is a newspaper published seven days a week in Holland, Michigan, United States, founded in 1896. It is published by Gannett.

The newspaper covers most of Ottawa County, including Holland, Beechwood and Zeeland, as well as northern Allegan County, Michigan, including Douglas and Saugatuck.


Originally an afternoon paper published six days a week, the Sentinel moved to Saturday mornings and then added a Sunday edition in the late 1980s. In the late 1990s, the paper adopted a morning format for all seven days.

Before adopting the name The Holland Sentinel, it was called The Holland Evening Sentinel (1928-1977),[2] and before that the Holland Daily Sentinel.[3]

The paper was formerly owned by Stauffer Communications, which was acquired by Morris Communications in 1994.[4] Morris sold the paper, along with 13 others, to GateHouse Media in 2007.[5] In 2019, GateHouse announced it was acquiring Gannett to become the country's largest newspaper chain in the United States.[6]

In the mid 1980s, the Sentinel was a satellite publishing site for the Chicago Tribune.

In the early 2000s, printing operations were moved to the Allegan, Michigan, facilities of The Flashes, a weekly advertising only newspaper that Morris Communications had purchased a few years prior. The paper is now published in Detroit.


  1. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Arlington Heights, Ill.: Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "About The Holland Sentinel". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "About Holland Daily Sentinel". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Morris Communications buys Stauffer Communications
  5. ^ Morris Publishing Completes Sale of Publications to GateHouse Media Archived 2017-06-28 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ GateHouse, Gannett merger is official, creating largest U.S. newspaper chain