About Us


The Sentinel was founded in 1942 by William D. Caccese. The Merckx Family of Malaga, Franklin Township purchased the weekly newspaper in July of 2008.

Cindy Merckx is the Editor & Publisher. Norman Merckx Jr. is the Sports Editor and Graphic Designer.

The paper is published every Thursday by Cindy Merckx Publications, LLC t/a The Sentinel of Gloucester County. There is 1200+ subscribers with the majority of readers in the Franklin, Elk, Monroe and Washington Township area, as well as the Boroughs of  Clayton, Newfield and Glassboro and the city of Vineland.