Old Drum was a loyal hound dog, shot dead in 1869 by the owner’s brother-in-law over sheep. In an infamous civil lawsuit, testimony leading to the phrase “dog is man’s best friend” was given. The City of Warrensburg is getting set to celebrate man’s best friend Saturday during the Second Annual Old Drum Day Festival at the Johnson County Courthouse.  Organizer Julie Turnipseed talks about some of the attractions you’ll see.


The BurgDogs Turnipseed spoke of are highly decorated resin sculptures of area adopted canines from the 2012 celebration. The auction is to raise funds for the Johnson County Historical Society and future festivals.  It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.