Features http://www.oldhamera.com/features/todaysfeatures en Lost and Found http://www.oldhamera.com/content/lost-and-found-0 <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peggy_pic_3.jpg" alt="This photo is a side-by-side of Peggy (left) and her sister, Jossie (right) when they both graduated from high school. Peggy says she sees a resemblance in all of her found siblings." title="This photo is a side-by-side of Peggy (left) and her sister, Jossie (right) when they both graduated from high school. Peggy says she sees a resemblance in all of her found siblings." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Peggy Edmonson always knew she was adopted. Her parents never kept anything a secret from her. Just because it wasn&rsquo;t secret, though, didn&rsquo;t mean it wasn&rsquo;t a mystery.</p> <p> Edmonson, a La Grange resident, was always curious about the story behind her birth in France in June 1950. Where was her mother? And did she have any siblings?</p> Humane Society has big Christmas wish http://www.oldhamera.com/content/humane-society-has-big-christmas-wish <p> One local organization is hoping for a big Christmas gift this holiday season: 10 acres of land.</p> <p> The Humane Society of Oldham County, an independent no-kill shelter not affiliated with any other Humane Society groups, is hoping for the land to open a new community center, adoption location and spay/neuter clinic, the volunteers who run the organization said.</p> New dance parties fun for Cedar Lake residents http://www.oldhamera.com/content/new-dance-parties-fun-cedar-lake-residents <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cedar_lake_soiree_pic.jpg" alt="Residents of Cedar Lake in La Grange participate in one of their new dance parties. The event is a partnership between Soiree, Fred Astaire and Cedar Lake Lodge." title="Residents of Cedar Lake in La Grange participate in one of their new dance parties. The event is a partnership between Soiree, Fred Astaire and Cedar Lake Lodge." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When Thomas Adams was just six weeks old, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, otherwise known as Water Head Syndrome.</p> <p> The condition seemingly went away, but a few years ago, at 27-years-old, Adams&rsquo; seizures and other complications came back in full force.</p> <p> After several procedures and various therapy sessions, Adams was on the road to recovery. It was during this time that Adams became involved with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and using ballroom dance as a form of therapy for his condition.</p> Vet recounts war in new book http://www.oldhamera.com/content/vet-recounts-war-new-book <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/veteran_book_pic_2.jpg" alt="Durbin" title="Durbin" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> Rummaging through a closet of half moth-eaten clothing and once-lost memorabilia, Daniel Durbin found something he hadn&rsquo;t been looking for.</p> <p> Fastened to a hanger and placed in a dusty plastic bag was Durbin&rsquo;s decorated uniform from the Vietnam War.</p> <p> Knowing he had to one day explain to his son what the uniform and his service meant, Durbin began to finally come to grips with what happened to him all those decades ago.</p> <p> Not too long after, Durbin sat down to write his experiences as a combat soldier in Vietnam in his book, The Legacy.</p> Project Runway designer makes stop in La Grange http://www.oldhamera.com/content/project-runway-designer-makes-stop-la-grange <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/posh_pic_1.jpg" alt="Johnathan Kayne, left, checks the look of one of his dresses on a patron of Posh last Sunday. Kayne was a contestant on Project Runway, a fashion designer reality show. He was the guest of honor at a pageant workshop organized by Posh Formal Wear, located in La Grange." title="Johnathan Kayne, left, checks the look of one of his dresses on a patron of Posh last Sunday. Kayne was a contestant on Project Runway, a fashion designer reality show. He was the guest of honor at a pageant workshop organized by Posh Formal Wear, located in La Grange." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Pageantry and reality television have gone hand-in-hand in the last decade with hit shows like &ldquo;Pageant Place,&rdquo; &ldquo;Toddlers and Tiaras&rdquo; and &ldquo;Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.&rdquo;</p> <p> One such star in the pageant and reality worlds moved from TV to real life with an appearance in La Grange this weekend.</p> <p> Johnathan Kayne, a contestant on Project Runway and successful pageant dress designer, was the guest of honor at last weekend&rsquo;s pageant workshop hosted by Posh Formal Wear.</p> La Grange group helps knit bras for cancer survivors http://www.oldhamera.com/content/la-grange-group-helps-knit-bras-cancer-survivors <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/knitted_knockers.jpg" alt="Friends and Fiber’s knitting club members Betty Scheider, Virginia Baumann, Jo Wilhelm and Mary Molton show off the Knitted Knockers the women have made for charity." title="Friends and Fiber’s knitting club members Betty Scheider, Virginia Baumann, Jo Wilhelm and Mary Molton show off the Knitted Knockers the women have made for charity." align="left" hspace="6" width="158" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> October may be Breast Cancer Awareness month, but for a group of Oldham County ladies who like to crochet and knit, they are giving back to those affected every day of the year.</p> <p> Vicki Kinser, owner of La Grange&rsquo;s Friends and Fiber Shop, recently introduced the knitting and crocheting groups to Knitted Knockers, a program that has volunteers making prosthetic breasts for free to mastectomy patients.</p> <p> &ldquo;As soon as I heard about this program, I thought this was a really good fit for the ladies at the shop,&rdquo; Kinser said.</p> Spirit tours give history of haunted places downtown http://www.oldhamera.com/content/spirit-tours-give-history-haunted-places-downtown <p> All Hallows&rsquo; Eve is a night when ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to play, but one La Grange group believes the supernatural is around us every day.</p> <p> The Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tour, presented by Discover Downtown La Grange, educated many people this season about some of the city&rsquo;s most historical and haunted sites, according to coordinator Barbara Manley.</p> <p> &ldquo;The tours are very authentic because of the history being told,&rdquo; Manley said.</p> <p> The first stop on the tour is Rails, located on East Main Street.</p> After beating cancer twice, local girl gets Disney World wish granted http://www.oldhamera.com/content/after-beating-cancer-twice-local-girl-gets-disney-world-wish-granted <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hayli_nobles.jpg" alt="Hayli Nobles, left, sits with her little brother, Eastin. Hayli has successfully defeated a rare form of cancer twice. " title="Hayli Nobles, left, sits with her little brother, Eastin. Hayli has successfully defeated a rare form of cancer twice. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> For one La Grange family, a nearly three-year dream to visit Mickey Mouse is coming true.</p> <p> Hayli Nobles, 4, is one of many children granted Make-a-Wish dreams every year. Since being diagnosed with actute myleoid leukemia in 2010, her dream has been to see the princesses at Disney World.</p> <p> On Monday, Hayli&rsquo;s wish was granted, as a limo pulled up to the family&rsquo;s La Grange residence to take them to the airport for a trip to Orlando.</p>