Gen. Anthony Wayne Statue May Get Face-Lift

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP): A century-old statue of Fort Wayne's namesake, Gen. Anthony Wayne, may soon get a much-needed face-lift.
       The city's parks board is expected to hire a Chicago-area firm Thursday to restore and repair the statue under a proposed $66,000 contract.
       The statue's face-lift would be the first step in a privately funded effort to improve the iconic sculpture's visibility that could cost $100,000 or more.
       Mayor Tom Henry had proposed moving the 96-year-old sculpture from the city's Freimann Square to the Courthouse Green, saying that doing so would improve its visibility.
       But he dropped that proposal in August after members of the Courthouse Preservation Trust and others insisted the statue remain put. The trust has agreed to provide up to $100,000 to improve the statue's present site.