Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Monday, 14 March 2016 13:48


Myles Knoble was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. They have found cancer cells in his lymph nodes, chest, lungs, and spleen, as well as abnormalities in his bone marrow from the bones in his neck down halfway into his thighs; they are assuming it is a result of the cancer as well but will not know for sure until the test results are back. Myles is 17 years old and a junior 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.

Monday, April 4th, Texas Roadhouse in Onalaska is having a 10% night to help raise funds for his medical bills. Mention to your server that you are there supporting Myles and 10% of your bill will be donated towards him. 


April 23, 2016, 3pm-9pm
Village Hall in Coon Valley, WI.
Silent and live actions, and a Chinese raffle.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:33


In loving memory of Sara Rose Hougom

Smoker starts at 4PM at Nicks Bar(Barre Mills)
Food, Beer, Prizes, Tip Boards, Raffles & Animal Races
Raffle Tickets: $2 each or 3 for $5 (WIN CASH)
All proceeds will help cover the costs for our 2nd Annual "Day at the Lake" event, held in August where members of the Boys & Girls club, area youth and local authorities come together and connect over fishing, games and lunch at Lake Neshonoc.


Shortly before Christmas 2015, Susan (Bringe) Chase was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Please come support Susan, her husband David, and 8-year-old daughter at the family's benefit.

March 12, 2016 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Drugan’s Castle Mound - Holmen, WI

3-5: Silent auction, raffle and bake sale. Children’s entertainment and face painting 

5-9: Dinner and Entertainment with Michele Moore

A buffet style dinner will start at 5:30 pm - $35 for adult, $12 for 10 and under – a donation to benefit is included. To reserve your spot for the dinner, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All reservations must be prepaid.


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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 07:20


Jim Reed, husband and father of 4, was diagnosed last January with a very rare pituitary tumor. Jim has completed radiation and began cancer treatments for which he will receive indefinitely. Please join Jim and his family for a benefit to help pay for mounting medical bills and daily living expenses.


Wednesday, 09 March 2016 07:12


It may have been snubbed at the Oscars but the Force awakened yesterday for the current “Star Wars” blockbuster with the film gaining a leading 11 nominations for the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. “Deadpool” got eight nominations. The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will be handed out in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and broadcast on April 10 on MTV.

The Daily Mail claims the new iPhone 7 may have two cameras that allow for super zooming. A patent filed by Apple in January suggested that Apple’s dual camera system would use one wide-angle lens and one telephoto lens. In addition to sharper photos and powerful zoom, there may be a split-screen view that displays the views of both lenses at the same time.

Naughty Gossip claims Kris Jenner is planning a new OJ Simpson mini-series. A source tells the site: “Kris knows this story better than anyone and cannot believe that she isn’t producing the hit TV series. She has met with networks and is pitching another series that she will produce. Her version will focus less on the trial and more on OJ and Nicole. She cannot stand this is the hottest TV series on TV and she is not producing it.”

The Wrap claims 50 Cent is using fake, prop money in his Instagram photos. A bankruptcy judge called the rapper back to court after he declared bankruptcy and then posed with stacks of cash. That may get him out of legal trouble but fake cash definitely kills his street cred...

Caleb Colon-Rivera's Annual Birthday Party Fundraiser!
Elv8d Entertaiment, LC HIP HOP dance team. DJs: Rekd, 4MATIK, DJ Wazzy, and Quadi. 
Fundraiser show for Hunger Task Force of La Crosse at Concordia Ballroom, April  9 8P- 2A
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.