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Steve Hahn took these photos of the St. Patrick's Civil War portrayers marching past the Presidential If your editor would have known the "'pipes would Day Celebration and parade in Springfield. Museum. scree", he'd been there. Sunday School Teacher for Over Rosie Lucille Seiler, 83, of Owaneco, died In Memory Green at 4 pm Friday, March 11, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 15 at Buckeye United Method- ist Church with Rev. Betfy Coffey officiated. Burial was in Buckeye Cem- etery. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Gina Lou in infancy; one grandson; and one brother. She was born August 31, 1927, in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Willis and Eva Purcell Ayers. On June 22, 1947 she married Eugene Seiler, in Mt. Pulaski. Mrs. Seiler was a 50 years the Order of Eastern Star Tacusah Chapter #682, lifetime member of the PTA, and a 4-H leader of 35 years. She attended Lincoln Bible College. Surviving are her husband, Gene Seiler of Owaneco; three sons: Ron Seiler and wife Myma of Owan- eco, Garyl Seiler of Laurel, MD, and Chris Seller of Owaneco; daughter: Rosella Wise of Owaneco; nine grandchildren: Steve Seiler, Dave Seiler, Rachael Moore, Jackie Seiler, Lori Moore, Brad Seiler, Elizabeth Shores, Brandon Wise and Lucas Wise; 15 great-grand- member of Buckeye United Methodist children; brothers: Robert Ayers of Mt. Church where she was very active and Pulaski and Lonnie Ayers of Lincoln; was a Sunday School teacher for over and sisters: Zella Shehom of Ozark, 50 years; and a UMYF Counselor for AL; Betty Shartzer of IUiopolis, and i0 years. She was a 50-year member of Rosemary Lathrop of Cisne. It wasn't a casual ride on the high wheeler (Penny- Farthing) considering a loss of balance would not have been pleasant The Irish Harp The harp that once through Tara's halls the soul of music shed, now hangs as mute on Tara's walls, as if that soul were fled. 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"Where good service with a good turn around counts!" 14 Mary Gertrude Ruwe, 97, of Mt Pulaski, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at 5:44 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln. Funeral Services were Monday March 28 at Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln. Rev. David Ramirez officiated. Burial was in Mt Pulaski Cemetery. Her husband, Edward, a brother, Charles Roos, and a sister, Lucille Cooper, preceded her in death. Mrs. Ruwe was a homemaker. She was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Mt Pulaski, the daughter of George and Alvina Danner Leimbach. She graduated from Beason High School and attended Frances Shiner College in Mt Carroll. She married Edward Ruwe in Beason in November 1936. She is survived by one son, George (Judy) Ruwe of Carol Stream, three grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln. Mary was very active in the community. She served 35 years on the Mt Pulaski Library Board, 10 years on Rolling Prairie Library board, and 14 years on the Illinois State PTA board. She was a life member Of the state and national PTA. She was president of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for two years, a member of the Mt Pulaski Woman's Club, and president of many local and church orga- nizations. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mt. Pulaski Times Steve includes this photo of the late Spring- field Mayor Tim Davlin. Steve took the photo during the 2006 St. Pat's Day parade. Steve com- mented Mayor Davlin did a lot of good for Springfield and should be remeembered for that good. Illinois HB-1501 Introduced If passed, the bill requires insurers and HMOs to report to the Department of Insur- ance premium rates and information justifying the rates for all individual and group health plans. Leading health insur- ers have accumulated a combined 2010 surplus of $28,353,715,566, even while individuals and families in Illinois have paid a cumulative average rate increase of 181.8% since 2005. Surplus, is a compa- ny's total assets minus liabilities. The surplus is what's left after all other possible costs of doing business (including all possible future claims by policyholders, paying dividends to sharehold- ers, etc) are accounted for. A company is flee then to use this surplus for any reason - it can buy another Company or increase their politi- cal PAC contributions to politicians. April 2, 2011