Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

On May 15th, 2014 GECU lost their friend and co-worker Linda after her courageous battle with cancer. They will be celebrating her life and the lives of so many affected by cancer during our 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Last year they were blessed by the generosity of so many to raise over $2,500. This year, their goal is to surpass $3,000! From May 9th – May 13th, GECU will host a week’s worth of activities including a Chicken-Q, drawings, and a Chinese raffle. All monies collected will go to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event held in La Crosse on August 6th, 2016.








Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:46


Date & Time:
Saturday, May 21st at 9:00 a.m.  (same day registration at 8:15 a.m.)

About the Race:
The River to Ridge 5 Mile route is engulfed in nature’s beauty! This challenging trek starts at the Mississippi River in Riverside Park, winds through the La Crosse River Marsh trails, and leads to a lush, green view of the Mississippi River Valley from Hixon Forest’s bluff top.

Shuttle service will be available post-race from the bluff top (on Hwy. FA across from the weather station) to take participants back to Riverside Park beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Entry Fee:

  • $30 April 23rd – May 20th
  • $35 Morning of Race

Race Packet Pickup:
Packet pickup will be at WisCorps headquarters located at 789 Myrick Park Dr. in La Crosse, WI.  Packets will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20th.  Packets will also be available at the registration tent at Riverside Park on race day.


  • Awards for top 3 finishers in each age division
  • Overall female and male champion trophies
  • T-shirt for pre-registered participants  **shirt and size only guaranteed thorough May . 11th 

Post Race Party – Food and Live Music!
After the race, participants will enjoy a blufftop celebration with food, refreshments, and live music!


Sisters Sara and Ester will be serving on a medical outreach to Swaziland, Africa July 9-19 2016. They will be working with Medical Servants International a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides free healthcare to developing nations. During their outreach they will be setting up clinics to provide healthcare to the people living in rural mountain villages. We are holding a silent auction to help with the costs of the outreach including medical supplies.


 Many donated items from businesses and individuals. Some of which include:

  * Handcrafted items

 * Gift baskets

 * Autographed mini Packer helmet

 * Household goods

 * Gift certificates

 * and much more


Bring your friends and family to Viroqua Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at the Vernon Country Fairgrounds in the Youth Activity Building right next to the Farmer’s Market.


Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:54

Cinco de Wiener!

Thanks to Dani and Adam from River Rats for stopping in to teach Ballzer, Brittany, and Jesse how to make the Marina Margarita!


Here's the recipe minus Adam's secret ingredient:


1.5 oz 1800 tequila

1 oz Triple Sec

.5 oz Grand Marnier

3 oz Sweet and Sour Mix

splash of Rose's Lime Juice

splash of Orange Juice


And to celebrate Wienerfest, we did a wiener pass with delicious Bakalars hot dogs!


Tuesday, 03 May 2016 09:40


You can pre-register for this event at or by calling Rod's Powersports directly at 608.788.4514

Day of event registration starts at 8 am with the ride starting at 10. Registration fee includes t-shirt and lunch along with 2 beverage tickets. Lunch will be served at McCormicks at Rolling Ground, WI. The ride will end at The Sports Hub in La Crescent, MN.

For more information please check out the Living for Liz Facebook page or


The Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally for The Highground Veterans Memorial Park will be held on Memorial Day, May 30th. This Honor Ride will have six different routes with starting points in Boscobel, Medford, Minneapolis, Neillsville, Tomah and Waupaca.

The routes will tour scenic areas in the morning, eventually joining together in Neillsville at the American Legion Post #73, 6 Boon Blvd in Neillsville at approximately Noon – 1:00 pm. The entire Honor Ride will proceed through Neillsville and enter The Highground Veterans Memorial Park prior to The Highground’s 2:00pm Memorial Day Ceremony.

Registration for the Honor Ride is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Each registered rider will receive an Honor Ride patch or year rocker and lunch at The Highground. All proceeds from the Honor Ride will go to The Highground to help continue its mission of Healing and Education.

To ride in the Memorial Day Honor Ride, please contact a route leader (Boscobel info is below) or The Highground to get info on the other routes. 715-743-4224

BOSCOBEL Route—Reg. at 7:00am, Leave at 7:45am-BP Amoco on Hwy 61—Boscobel

For info. on Boscobel Route—Alan Palmer 608-485-1369 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity initiative for women who want to build homes and communities and also learn construction skills! Habitat’s week-long event kicks off Women Build 2016 with opportunities all week to come and see what Women Build is about. No experience is necessary! 


Friday, 15 April 2016 12:55


Join the friends and family of Veteran Tom Shaw for a benefit to help with medical and travel expenses for Tom's battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. There will be raffles, auction, food, cake walk, and live music. 

Saturday, May 7

American Legion Post 201 (800 WISCONSIN AVE. TOMAH, WI)


Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:02


Brittany and Ballzer weren't able to go to the Theresa Caputo show at the La Crosse Center last night so we called our friend Emily to get her opinion on the Long Island Medium. Check it out:


"Community Day" at the Kane Street Community Garden


LA CROSSE, WI, April 13, 2016 - The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse is pleased to announce The Kane Street Community Garden will have a "Community Day" on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00am-1:00pm.

To celebrate Earth Day, and to kick off the growing season, we invite the public to dig into the earth and help prepare and plant the community garden! If the weather stays dry, items to be planted include radishes, beets, lettuce, carrots, spinach, peas, and much more! However, there are several other garden prep projects that need to be done should the weather not cooperate!

We need your help to make the garden grow! Celebrate Earth Day with us at your local Community Garden, located at the corner of Kane and St. Cloud on La Crosse's north side.

Last year, over 34,000 pounds of produce were harvested from the garden. The Hunger Task Force distributes this to garden recipients on-site and through our Food Recovery Program (80 partner programs that include food pantries and meal sites) which allows us to serve a vast number of those in need in our area.


The Mission of the Hunger Task Force is to eliminate hunger by harvesting community resources and being the voice of the hungry. The agency is located at 1240 Clinton St. in La Crosse, WI. The website is The phone number is 608.793.1002. The Kane Street Community Garden phone number is (608) 386-3319