News Archive

March 23, 2020. Click here to read a release from the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Circuit Court of Benton County. This notice supersedes the notice released on March 17th.
    By order of the Benton County Commission, the courthouse is closed to public traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. Proposed re-opening is scheduled for March 30, 2020; however, this proposal will be reassessed. If assistance is required from someone within the courthouse, contact may be made via the phone numbers posed at the respective office pages.

March 18, 2020. Benton County is rescheduling the April 7, 2020 election to June 2, 2020. This is on orders from Governor Parson. Please contact the Benton County Clerk’s office for any additional information.

March 17, 2020. CLICK HERE to read an important release from the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Circuit Court of Benton County.

March 16, 2020. This announcement is a collaboration between the following Benton County Agencies: School Officials, County Officials, City Officials, Health Department, and the Office of Emergency Management.

As a result of the Government of Missouri's State of Emergency Declaration, the school districts of Warsaw, Lincoln, and Cole Camp will suspend session effective immediately. The school notification systems will notify parents/guardians of a schedule to pick up educational packets/supplies prior to the close of business on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, in regard to cancellations of gatherings in excess of 50 persons, all school activities are canceled, unless otherwise notified. Updated information will be distributed as it becomes available through your school notification system. For updated information regarding the Coronavirus, please visit