Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 09:08


Kelly Clarkson did an Australian radio interview yesterday and commented on Dr. Luke, saying he's a terrible person and that she was "blackmailed" by Sony to work with Luke. Clarkson says she's never had any problems similar to Kesha with Luke and couldn't judge but was clear that she likes everyone she works with ... except Luke and she says he's a known liar.

A jury awarded $55 million to Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews in her lawsuit against a Nashville Marriott hotel Monday. Her creepy stalker must pay $28 million, the hotel will pay the rest... she hopes.

Kanye West tweeted “I was thinking about not making CDs ever again... Only streaming” in another tweet he said “The Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs r.i.p.”

Meanwhile, his wife tried to break the internet again with more pictures of herself. Beaches star Bette Midler responded: "Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen, she's gonna have to swallow the camera!"

Rumors circulated that Justin Bieber had announced he was looking to buy a house on Lake Minnetonka and would be moving there soon.  “I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while.  I love the idea of having a house on a lake and the scenery at Lake Minnetonka is just so beautiful.” The story is most likely false.

Ballzer probably just found out about that cruise the Vikings took in 2005...

Monday, 07 March 2016 07:19


Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died from congestive heart failure at her home at the age of 94. She'll be buried next to her husband at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.


Angela Bassett and Lady Gaga will return on “American Horror Story” Season 6 in the fall.


US Weekly reports 27 year old Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Aaron Rogers, is set to appear on season 12 of The Bachelorette. Jordan, who played quarterback for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League before retiring in May 2015, will be one of the lucky bachelors vying for Caila Quinn’s heart on the next round of the hit ABC series.

Peyton Manning reportedly told his team Saturday night of his plans to retire after 18 seasons in the NFL and will officially announce today. Peyton is retiring as the highest paid player in NFL history. He earned $249 million

Zootopia knocked Deadpool out of the Box Office top slot. In its 4th weekend in theaters Deadpool fell to 3rd place behind London Has Fallen's $22 million, which reportedly took $105 million to make!

Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik are launching a new shoe collection. They will release six limited-edition styles on May 5th. The shoes will cost anywhere from $895 to $3,995. Rihanna is on the cover of the April issue of British Vogue, out March 10th with her ‘9 to 5’ denim thigh-high boots. Finally, the missing piece to Ballzer's Canadian Tuxedo!


SOAK IT UP! Completion Celebration


Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area ReStore to Hold Celebration Event


La Crosse, Wisconsin (February 15,2016) – Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area (HFHLCA) is pleased to invite the community to celebrate the completion of the storm water diversion project, Soak it Up!, on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to 3pm at the Habitat ReStore located at 3181 Berlin Drive, La Crosse, Wisconsin. 


Celebration Events:

  • ReStore Earth Day Challenge – Judging at 1pm
  • Unveiling of Sculpture designed by Karl Unnasch – Noon
  • 10% Off ReStore Purchases – All Day
  • BBQ Sale, by “Beauties Banging Boards” Women Build Team – 10am Start


Community members are invited to take part in the ReStore Earth Day Challenge to breathe new life in old items by repurposing them as either a new functional or artistic item. Pieces will be displayed at the ReStore on the day of the event, and ReStore gift certificates will be awarded to the best entries.  For more information or to register for the ReStore Earth Day Challenge, please

A sculpture designed and completed by Driftless region artist Karl Unnasch with assistance from Western Technical College students will be unveiled at the event. The public art is made from repurposed materials from Habitat ReStore and ties together the mission of Habitat for Humanity with the values of storm water diversion and reuse.

The Soak it Up! project includes four biofilters, 700 native plants, regrading to improve water flow and retention, a hugelkultur swale, a rain barrel, naturalized drainage area, food-bearing trees and shrubs, raised garden beds, a break area for employees, and erosion control products including pervious pavement. The site also includes 10 teaching signs explaining each landscape feature and the positive impacts of these kinds of local actions. 

This project was developed by the La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group and HFHLCA with the support of many community partners including design and construction partners: Coulee Region Ecoscapes LLC, Driftless Trails Contracting LLC, NewGround, Inc., Paragon Associates LLC, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College.

Special thanks go to La Crosse Community Foundation, Paul E. Stry Foundation, and Sonnentag Foundation/County Materials Corporation for granting funds for construction and to Coulee Region Ecoscapes LLC, Invisible Structures, Inc., Prairie Nursery, and Trees Today for their donation of products.


Saturday, 05 March 2016 21:41


Brian Steinhoff was diagnosed with Stage 3 tonsil cancer. He had two golf ball sized tumors in his throat; one on his tonsil and the other on his lymph node. Brian started treatments one week before his wife Danielle was due to return to work after back surgery. She had to take a leave of absence from work to help take care of him and with Brian not being able to work it has been difficult to make end meet.

Please support their family by coming to Club 16 in Sparta March 19th at noon for food, fun, entertainment, and raffles.


Each Mother's Day, SOPIHIA'S SAVING GRACE gives gifts to mom's that have babies in the NICU over Mother's Day. They are also having a Vendor's Event at Elmaro's Vineyard to help support this project. There will be baskets raffled off during the event (If you'd like to donate a basket please let them know)

 Vendors include Ohnan Pearls and Gifts, Younique, Paparazzi, Clever Containers, Avon Advocare, Wild Tree, Lahara Lockets, Young Living Essential Oils, Plexus< LAudry Fluff, 31, and Pink Zebra..

This event was a huge success please help us make it a success this year!


Wednesday, 02 March 2016 19:08


April 2, NOON-11PM

Moose Lodge in La Crosse

The benefit is being held for Brenda Moran who has been diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma. The benefit includes food, cash bar, live music, 50/50 raffle, Chinese raffle, silent auction, and much more. This event is to raise funds to help with medical costs and to also raise awareness about this type of cancer.

Three years ago Brenda was first diagnosed with uterine cancer. Brenda had some options of treatment for this type of cancer and chose to have a hysterectomy. The hysterectomy solved the uterine cancer and no further treatments for uterine cancer was needed.

Unfortunately two years later Brenda was diagnosed with cancer again. This time she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma. This type of cancer is slow growing however it is an intense type of cancer. Unfortunately this type of cancer is not curable, but can be treated. When Brenda was first diagnosed she underwent chemo operations every month for two days. The chemo treatments became very overwhelming for Brenda, just like any other chemo participant. Six months ago the doctors noticed that Brenda's lymph nodes were decreasing and decided that chemo treatments could be held once every three months for a day. Brenda has had many hospital stays, visits, and countless emergency room visits due to reactions from chemo including rashes, fevers, and insanely high blood sugar. She has had an unbelievable number of CT scans, having them every month for a year, when they finally decided it was time to let her body rest from all of the radiation. She is now getting one every three months. With everything involved with the cancer and chemo treatments, Brenda has had a stressful journey. Her cancer team would like to see more progress in the treatment and in the next few months they will be reevaluating everything and seeing what they have to do to get her into remission. We are hopeful she will go into remission soon.

Over the last three years the transportation and medical expenses have taken a toll on her family and herself both emotionally and financially.

$10.00 admission includes food

Bands scheduled to appear:

12:00PM-1:30PM The Fabulous Baloney Skins
2:00PM-3:30PM The Bozills
4:00PM-5:30PM The Dave Rogers Blues Band
6:00PM-7:00pm The Merchants
7:30PM-9:00PM St8eightUP
9:30PM-11:00PM To be announced

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 09:17


To celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Brittany and Ballzer decided to dramatically read some quotes from the good doctor.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:40


Robin's Nest, French Island

Saturday, April 2nd 3-6 PM

A group of girls have been tasked to host an event to bring awareness to a community need as part of a project management class at Western. They will be hosting a food drive with a raffle of donated items provided by local businesses. All proceeds will be donated to the La Crosse Hunger Task Force which provides food for over 80 local food pantries. They are looking for non perishables, perishables, health and beauty products, baby items and so much more....
1 ticket per item brought in, 1 ticket per dollar donated
Drawing at 6 PM
Must be present to win!


Tuesday, 01 March 2016 10:07



A fundraiser for Kristy Garzee and her family, asking for any assistance that you might be able to provide. Kristy is battling stage three-breast cancer and as you can imagine, this is an expensive fight.

We hope you can join us at Breast Fest! If you are unable to attend, please consider sending a donation to:

The Kristy Garzee Benefit Fund
P.O. Box 3016
La Crosse, WI 54602-3016


Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:46


Ballzer had the chance to catch up with Jerry Springer this morning! Here's the interview if you missed it:

Fox 25/48 is sending one lucky viewer to The Jerry Springer Show in Stamford, CT along with a Meet and Greet with Jerry Springer!