Sesquicentennial celebration: Our story

From the HP 150th Anniversary Section series

The Herald-Palladium's history dates back to 1868, when Benton Harbor was a fledgling village

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The News-Palladium building on Michigan and Oak streets in Benton Harbor in1955, shortly after this new building was opened.

The Herald-Palladium has a long and sometimes complex history that traces back to the very early days of Benton Harbor.

Local journalistic tradition actually predates the 1868 founding of this company. In what was then called Brunson Harbor, that town’s first weekly was first published in 1861. This paper, the Peach Orchard, did not last. St. Joseph, the older of the two Twin Cites, had a weekly newspaper in operation as early as 1836.

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Leonard Merchant

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Frank Gilson

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The staff of The Evening Press in St. Joseph in 1898.

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The News-Palladium, February 27, 1904.

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St. Joseph Daily Press, September 9, 1916.

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The News-Palladium, January 20, 1919.

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Stanley Banyon

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The Herald-Palladium, February 3, 1975.