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Sentinel Signature Announcements

The Sentinel's Signature Announcements are a wonderful way to thank a friend or stranger for an act of kindness. Use a signature announcement to congratulate or recognize individuals or teams on their accomplishment or to wish them good luck. Welcome a new addition to the family of a dear friend or celebrate a recent wedding or engagement with an announcement.

Your Sentinel Signature Announcements appear on every page of The Sentinel website for a two week period. Your announcement is also shared on The Sentinel' Facebook page and Twitter to reach readers who haven't visited our site in a while to share you joy.

Here are a few sample announcements designs to give you a basic idea of how they will appear on The Sentinel:

Small Announcements

Medium Announcements

Large Announcements

Each Sentinel Signature Announcements is custom made with up to four lines of text on small announcements and six with largest size like shown in examples above and start for little as $15.00. Add a photo for just $3.00 more. There are limited choice of graphics are available as well as larger ad sizes are also available. Ask for details.

Deadline for our Signature Ads is noon on Tuesday for new ads. This gives us time to design it and have you proof it before it is published on the following Thursday.

Place your order today here:

Sentinel Signature Announcement
Enter salutation and person's name

For example: "Congratulation! Anna Marie Schols" or "We are proud of you, Sammuel"
Enter Message and Signature:

For example: "We love you! Mom, Dad (& siblings)" or "Go get 'em, Snookumz! Love Grandma and Grandpa Robertson"

Once your order is placed you will see a confirmation email. A proof of your ad will be sent for your approval. If you ordered a photo to be used within your announcement, please email it along with permission from the photographer to us at

Once approved, announced will be published on the next Thursday and remain on The Sentinel site for 14 days and shared once a week on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

Questions? Email us at or call (217) 778-2197.