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Run for the Hills Review

The 2015 Run for the Hills 5k was another great success for St. Louis Hills during an action packed September. The morning could not have been any more beautiful with perfect running weather and hundreds of runners racing around our neighborhood. The morning was full of personal accomplishments, kids, families, music,and great food while raising funds for our favorite park. The 2015 Run set a new record with 651 runners competing this year!

We are grateful for the hundreds of runners who participated this year and bring so much energy to the neighborhood. We are also thankful for nearly 100 volunteers who spring into action and make it look easy to coordinate a 5k fundraiser which has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars into Francis Park over 24 years. A special thanks goes to the Run planning committee – Judy Murphy, Gerry Murphy, John Burghoff, Courtney Leiendecker, Lynn Wolf, Rosemary Spitler, John Fuchs, Tom Gilmore, Steve Doss, Cathy Myrick, Matt Sallaberry, and Mike and Geralyn Banahan, Phil Mannhard, Alex Curtin, Todd Hoffmann, Donna Baringer and Matt Helbig.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who have been loyal to our Run and our neighborhood for so many years. This group of dedicated businesses and organizations have provided the financial support to help maintain our park throughout the last 24 years.

Mark your calendars for September 17, 2016. It will be our 25th annual Run for the Hills and we welcome everyone to celebrate this very special St Louis Hills milestone with us by running, volunteering, sponsoring, or signing up as a neighborhood supporter and cheering on the runners.

If you would like to volunteer for the 25th annual Run for the Hills-2016 or if you are interested in purchasing a tshirt from the 2015 Run, please call me at 352-5621.

Wayne Myrick

Thank you to the 2015 Run for the Hills Sponsors

1. Gilmore Electric
2. Craig’s Cove
3. Garcia Properties
4. tanco.
5. Eagle Bank
6. Dairy Queen
7. Ted Drewes
8. Imo’s
9. General Marine Services
10. Bartolino’s/Chris Pancakes
11. Scott Kirchner, MD
12. Donna Baringer
13. Big River Running
14. McMahon Ford
15. Michele Kratky
16. Midwest Money
17. Edward Jones
18. Mayor Slay
19. Mathew’s Kitchen
20. The Jaimerson Group- REMAX
21. Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary
22. Shark Fitness
23. Lockton
24. Traffic Law Center
25. jj twig’s pizza and pub
26. Dragonfly Fitness and Training
27. Southside True Value Hardware
28. Peoples National Bank
29. American Eagle Credit Union

Ted Drewes Interview

Ted DrewesThis interview of Ted Drewes was done by Ron Elz (better known as Johnny Rabbitt), a long-time and famous resident of St. Louis Hills. The interview was conducted in early 2015.

This is the first-ever interview of people who are part of St. Louis Hills history. More will follow.

The History Committee is open to suggestions for other notable current or past residents of St. Louis Hills to be interviewed. Please contact Rick Palank at

You can find more historical information about St. Louis Hills in the History section of our site.

2015 Lawn & Garden Winners!

Congratulations to our 2015 Lawn and Garden winners! Each home will receive a plaque to commemorate their award. Be sure to drive by and check them out.

There were a total of 63 front lawns and landscaping nominated and 10 winners.
Below you will find the Winning Lawns:

  • 6517 Itaska
  • 6515 Murdoch
  • 6518 Walsh
  • 6512 Eichelberger
  • 5901 Highfield
  • 6241 Itaska
  • 6514 Delor
  • 5879 Walsh
  • 37 Willmore Road
  • 74 Willmore Road

Best Block

  • 6300 Devonshire
  • 6200 Delor

Best Backyard

  • 5844 Neosho
  • 4701 Prague