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About Rickreall articles (Dec-06-2009 22:00)

One Person Dies in Crash Near Rickreall

Anyone planning to use the road may want to consider an alternate route.

(RICKREALL, Ore.) - Fatal crash Oregon State Police troopers are on the scene of a fatal traffic crash in the 10700 block of Highway 223 west of Highway 99W in Polk County.

They say there is one confirmed victim and the highway is reportedly blocked, according to officials with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Read Full Article (May-23-2008 14:36)

Eola Hills Winery Announces Memorial Weekend Open House

To honor the Memorial Weekend, veterans get in free with military identification.

(RICKREALL, Ore.) - Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon will be holding their annual Memorial Weekend Open House this weekend. They invite the public to their facility to taste their collection of Award Winning Wines.

"We have over 25 wines available," said Eric Rogers, the winery's operations manager, adding that they also have case discounts, h'ordeavors, cheeses and crackers waiting for those who drop by.

Read Full Article (Mar-20-2008 12:02)

Eola Hills Winery Takes Numerous Honors

It seems natural that along with the success of this local business, there would be a long list of Eola Hills wines that are award winners. Here is the rundown, good information before your next wine purchase.

(RICKREALL, Ore.) - Inside the Eola Hills showroom Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon has been racking up awards throughout a number of Oregon based wine events and festivals.

Their location west of Salem founded by General Manager Tom Huggins, is becoming increasingly popular and their facilities are wide ranging and accommodate a number of different types of festivities and events year round.

Read Full Article (Mar-17-2008 16:00)

Iraq Coverage of Oregon Soldiers Draws Closer

A documentary featuring Tim's work in Iraq is tentatively scheduled to air on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Tim King Our coverage of the war in Iraq is set to begin in early April and the last weeks stateside are busy at I want to give our viewers a concise idea of what to expect when I am over there, and of course I am always open to suggestions on new story ideas.

I will be traveling to Iraq with Evergreen Aviation out of McMinnville, Oregon. The units I will embed with are primarily out of Salem.

Read Full Article (Mar-09-2008 21:09)

Oregonians Support War Coverage at Eola Hills Winery's Tim King is heading for Iraq to cover Oregon Guard combat troops.

(RICKREALL, Ore.) - A sometimes emotional and extremely beneficial fundraiser was held today at Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon, to support our upcoming coverage of Oregon Guard soldiers deployed in Iraq.

Their beautiful setting across from the Polk County Fairgrounds dedicated a room to the event that was adorned in red, white and blue table settings.

Read Full Article (Nov-16-2007 16:40)

Elderly Rickreall Man Killed in Friday Morning Crash

Oregon State Police troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - fatal crash An elderly Rickreall-area man died and two other people were injured Friday morning during a two-vehicle crash on Highway 223 at the intersection with Rickreall Road about three miles east of Dallas.

Police say that at approximately 8:00 AM, a 2000 Ford Focus driven by 81-year old Patrick Mason Shellito of Rickreall, was stopped on Rickreall Road at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 223.

Read Full Article (Nov-10-2006 20:12)

Inside Job Determined in Ag West Burglary

Two of the suspects had been fired within the last month, the third quit on Saturday

(RICKREALL) - Ag West When the operators of Ag West showed up for work on Monday morning, November 6th, they found the business was burglarized sometime over night. The Polk County Sheriffs’ Office was immediately notified and began investigating the burglary as a possible “inside” job as a business key was used to unlock the door and the alarm had been turned off with the correct code.

During the investigation, the detectives interviewed current and past employees and ended up arresting four male suspects in connection to this burglary.

Three of the suspects were ex-employees of Ag West.

Read Full Article (Oct-13-2006 12:25)

ODOT to Host Ceremony for Rickreall Interchange

The community is invited to attend the Tuesday afternoon event, which will be held rain or shine.

(RICKREALL) - Rickreall interchange from the air The Oregon Department of Transportation will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 1:00 PM to celebrate the nearly completed Rickreall Interchange. The ceremony will be held at the Rickreall Fire Department, on the corner of Church St. and Oregon 99W in Rickreall.

Construction of the new Rickreall Interchange Project is making progress, and is scheduled to be completed on time in December.

The $16.2 million project includes construction of a bridge on Highway 99W that crosses Highway 22, and a bridge that takes eastbound Highway 22 traffic over Highway 223.

Read Full Article (Oct-06-2006 21:09)

`06 Wine Harvest in Willamette Valley Having a Fantastic Year

Local Winery Eola Hills in Rickreall, just west of Salem, is having a banner year for two kinds of grapes.

(RICKREALL) - The year 2006 will be remembered as an excellent harvest year for certain grapes in the Mid-Willamette Valley according to the experts at the Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall.

Yields are up by almost 50% when it comes to Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.

Steve Anderson of Eola Hills said that the fruit looks delicious and tastes especially delicious. "We picked a bunch of Pinot Gris for the tasting room. The grapes are sweet and juicy, almost falling off the bunches as we pick."

Read Full Article (Jun-02-2006 12:06)

Bike Oregon Wine Country While Helping Local Schools

Rides are held every Sunday in August 2006.

(RICKREALL) - The people who run Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall have several fun bicycle trips planned for Willamette Valley fans this summer.

The winery`s Eric Rogers says it is a fun and healthy way to enjoy the natural area, while sampling some of the valley`s finest wines, `Being avid cyclist ourselves, we decided to organize a bike tour in the mid 90's. That ride has now evolved into `Bike Oregon Wine Country.``

When people join in the Eola Hills Wine Cellars for the premier bicycle tour through Oregon Wine Country, they benefit area kids, `For every purchase of Eola Hills Wine, a donation will be made to support Oregon schools through Eola Hills' Oregon Education Assistance Fund.`

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