Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Friday, 08 July 2016 09:20


WEEK OF JULY 11, 2016

Brinley Jones is heading in to 7th grade at the Waukon Middle School.  She plays on her local basketball team, a traveling AAU basketball team, a traveling volleyball team, and two softball teams. She’s a great teammate and pushes herself daily to be the best she can be. She also plays the saxophone in band and finished her 6th grade at St. Pat's on the A honor roll.

O.A.R. is coming to Freedom Fest with TUGG, The Remainders, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's a great event for Veteran Causes, and this year it's 2 days! La Crosse Symphony Orchestra is playing a free concert Friday night, July 15, and the motorcycle ride and concert are Saturday July 16th at UWL.



 Their new album, XX, is due out August 5th.

Here's the Evolution of a Song video!


 Brittany and Ballzer had the chance to talk to O.A.R. guitarist Richard On. Check it out:

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 06:34



A 13-foot Captain America statue is being erected in Brooklyn. The bronze sculpture weighs 2,000 pounds and shows Cap with his famous shield. The statue is inscribed with: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn”

Ace Showbiz claims Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson plans to marry Ciara in England this weekend.

The Washington Post claims Snoop Dogg is going to perform at a post-Democratic National Convention unity party. Snoop is backing Hillary Clinton for president.

Contact Music claims Ray J's manager David Weintraub told Heat magazine that Ray J may sue Kanye West for mocking him in his video for "Famous".There's too many times Kanye has done this, and you can't really continue to use people's likeness without either compensation or clearance,” he said

Law Newz claims Nike is opposing the WWE's trademark application for the catchphrase "Just Bring It''. They say that catchphrase is too similar to their own phrase ''Just Do It''. "Just Bring It'' was The Rock's catchphrase during his early days in the WWE


Tuesday, 05 July 2016 08:30


September 24, 2016
VFW in Viroqua at 3pm.
Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.

On Tuesday, February 2nd a snowplow and Brian’s SUV collided on Highway 14/61. Unconscious but breathing Brian was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Gundersen Hospital. Brian spent 2 ½ months in various medical facilities recovering from his multiple injuries along with a traumatic brain injury.
Currently, Brian is receiving speech, physical and occupational therapies at their home but will soon be transitioning to outpatient therapy in Viroqua. Brian has made tremendous progress but still has a long road ahead of him.
Brian and Marlene have lived in the Viroqua area for over 20 years and have 3 sons.
Brian works at Viterbo University in the maintenance department. Due to the severity of the brain injury, there is no timeline on when he will return to work. Marlene is a teacher in the Viroqua School District. Marlene was at Brian’s side during these past months of hospitalization and rehabilitation and was unable to work.
Friends and family of the couple are hosting a benefit to bridge the gap between the loss of income and the ongoing medical expenses. The benefit will be held on September 24, 2016 at the VFW in Viroqua beginning at 3pm.
Activities include: Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.
Please consider donating an item for one of the auctions, raffles or food for the meal. You can contact Brenda Haugrud at 608-778-1308; Steve Schmaltz at 608-317-0005 or Steve Alderman at 608-788-3768 to arrange a pick-up. You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info and to donate. If you would like to make a financial donation, an account has been opened in Brian’s name at the Westby CoOp Credit Union; PO Box 70; 501 North Main St.; Westby, WI 54667.

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 07:06



#HIDDLESWIFT People magazine says Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston spent the Fourth of July weekend together at her Rhode Island estate. She wore a red bikini while he wore a white tank top that read: "I (heart) TS''.

 CONGRATS: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have welcomed their second child together. Their new baby daughter is named Violet

 RUMOR MILL? E! News claims Rihanna and Drake are dating

 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Lady Gaga has finally gotten her driver’s license at age 30.

 READING RAINBOW: Lil Wayne’s long-awaited memoir written during his time spent in jail from 2010 finally has an official release date. “Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island” will be hitting book shelves on October 11th

 I'M IN! Anna Kendrick says she would like to play the superhero "Squirrel Girl" in a Marvel movie.

Ballzer says: "I've never heard of Squirrel Girl but if Anna Kendrick is in it, I'll see it!"


Wednesday, 29 June 2016 17:58



You might recognize his name from his 2006 debut album, “Playing With Fire”; his appearances on WWE, CSI or One Tree Hill; or his 2007 Nationwide Superbowl Commercial. Or maybe you’re familiar with his ex-wife. In any case, Federline’s name and face have shuffled in and out of pop culture references for the last 15 years.

From a humble beginning in Fresno, California, Kevin experienced the wildest, fastest ride into the limelight, jumping from backup dancer, to A-list reality television star, to prime-time drama/B-list guest-star. He found his first success in 1999, performing on stage with some of the most iconic pop and hip hop artists of the era including Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Usher, P!nk and Justin Timberlake.

Dance lead him to music, which has been his focus ever since. In 2012 Kevin started DJing in clubs from Atlantic City to Las Vegas to Tokyo. His personal style which he once described as “a hip-hop flavor, mixed with a little bit of rock and roll,” now includes electronic influences.

Ten years after his first, infamous foray into music production, Kevin is back with plans to cut more records and continue DJing, producing and rapping. In the last few years, Kevin took a step out of the spotlight to become a family man and raise his 6 kids.

Today on his Instagram you’re just as likely to see his 13-and-under squad playing with the family dog, as photos of him at the club, but music has remained a constant priority.


 Check out the video we were talking about for Hollywood:


Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:03


Myles Knoble was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. Myles is 17 years old and just finished his junior year at Logan High School. He is a very loved individual known for using humor to bring smiles to people's faces. He has been playing hockey since he was a young kid and is also active with the track and field team at Logan.

Thanks to all of  you, Zak and his friends were able to raise $7,000 to help Myles and his family with medical bills. Zcare was blessed to be able to make a donation thanks to our partners at Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center as well. If you weren't able to make the fundraiser but would still like to donate to Myles, you can DONATE TO MYLES KNOBLE'S GO FUND ME PAGE HERE!


Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center will be accepting donations in Heroes Bar & Grill and at their front desk through July 2nd to support the USO WI Welcome Center at the La Crosse Regional Airport.

 Guests can make whatever donation they would like to and will get to add their name to their donation display.

Donation needs include:

Seating for the center in light grey, beige or dark brown.  

Beverages in bottles or cans, about 150 servings in off season (Sept- April) and 300 in summer (May-Aug)  

Any snacks are always good as well. Single serve packaged ones work the best. Fresh fruit, pastries, and bread for PB&J sandwiches.

Travel toiletries are always hot items for the troops as well as charging cables.


Here is what the New Mobile unit could use for those that do not arrive commercial and will arrive at Coglan:

10 x 10 tents, lawn chairs, large coolers, snacks and beverages

Office Supplies: envelopes, ink (HP #932, HP # 933, CANNON IMAGE CLASS TONER lbp7110cw), and printer paper.

Monday, 27 June 2016 10:59



Randy “Woody” Wooden. He was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on February 25 and is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. For five years and at the time of his diagnosis, Woody was employed at City Brewery. He also was the previous owner of D & W Commercial Cleaning. Debbie, Woody’s wife, is employed by Coulee Cap, Inc. Debbie has had to adjust her schedule in order to take Woody to his many appointments, tests and treatments. They have two grown children, Landen and Miranda. Woody is a hunting and fishing enthusiast, to say the least. He is determined to be back in the woods this fall, bow in hand, to hunt deer, bear, elk or antelope. He also enjoys fishing/ice fishing for walleye or pan fish. His love for these pastimes is only surpassed by his love for sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends.

Family and friends will be holding a benefit on August 20, 2016, at the Moose Lodge, La Crosse, WI from 2-6 p.m.

A silent auction, Chinese raffle and a bake sale will be featured at the benefit. Food has already been donated to the event. Today, we are kindly asking for your support to make this benefit a success and to help with the

mounting medical and household bills the family is encountering. Any monetary gifts can be sent or dropped off at any Altra Federal Credit Union branch. (Checks payable to: Randy Wooden Benefit).




Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:16

Weylen's Heart Benefit 8/6/16

In June of 2015, then 7 month old Weylen was diagnosed with Hyper Catastrophic Cardiomyopathy and underwent open heart surgery. Recently, his family was informed that he will need a heart transplant. They will need to spend time in Rochester for the surgery and need your help!

Please join Weylen and his family for a benefit with silent auction and live music from THE ALLNIGHTERS

Fox Hollow Banquet Hall

Saturday, August 6th

4-9 PM


There is also an account set up for Weylen at Union State Bank in West Salem for donations. Thanks!