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City of Springfield now owner of the Fieldhouse basketball-volleyball training facility

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The city of Springfield is now the proud owner of a south side multiple-court basketball and volleyball training facility known for hosting competitive leagues and tournaments.

The 46,000 square-foot Fieldhouse Sportscenter was built in 2013 near the intersection of Kansas Expressway and the James River Freeway. The privately-owned facility was never publicly put up for sale but the owners, wanting to spend more family time, approached the city earlier this year about buying them out.

On Monday night the city council voted 8-1 to purchase the property for $6 million, which is $2 million below the appraised value thanks to a discount offered by the owners.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will run the facility.

“We’re very excited about it all,” said Springfield-Greene Co. Park Board Director Bob Belote. “This is an incredible opportunity for the park system and I think our Springfield community at-large.”

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IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt walks for first time in 21 years, dances with daughter at wedding

INDIANAPOLIS — Savannah Boehrer is standing in her wedding gown, waiting. She’s been waiting for 21 years.

“Now for the father-daughter dance,” the DJ announces. The song starts playing: “Daddy Dance With Me.”

Since she was two years old, Boehrer has wanted that so badly. But her dad Sam Schmidt couldn’t dance. He couldn’t walk.

On this day in April, though, as the words “I know what you see when you look at me…as we walk down the aisle” play out, she sees something remarkable.

Schmidt walking toward her to dance.

Sam Schmidt dances with his daughter, Savannah, at her wedding.

Sam Schmidt dances with his daughter, Savannah, at her wedding.

Boehrer’s hand goes to her mouth. She starts crying. Everyone in the reception hall starts crying. There are cheers, gasps and wonder.

For the first time since 2000, when a crash paralyzed Schmidt from the neck down, he dances with his daughter — with the aid of an exoskeleton.

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