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.