Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:08


Back 2 School 2018

There are 4 easy ways you can help area school children get ready for school.

Buy School Supplies

Buy some extra school supplies and drop them in one of the area drop-off locations. Drop-off locations: Shopko, Century 21 Affiliated, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and River Bank

Make a Monetary Donation

Monetary donations will be used to buy supplies that were not donate. Donation box locations: River Bank, Style Encore, Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child

Adopt a Child for Clothing

Take one of the child adoption tags and purchase the needed clothing items. Adoption tag locations: Plato’s Closet and Once upon a child.

Ipsy Bag Donation

Plato’s Closet is accepting Ipsy bags to create toiletry bags for area young ladies in school. Stop at Plato’s Closet to drop off your Ipsy bags, feminine hygiene products, soaps, deodorants, lip balms, etc.

For more information or to apply for services click the link below to be directed to the Catholic Charities website.


Meghan Cota is hosting an Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome Awareness Walk to raise awareness for Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome. OMS is a rare, neurological disorder of unknown cause which appears to be the result of an autoimmune process involving the nervous system. It is where the body's immune system doesn't "shut-off" normally and it begins to attack the child's brain. It damages the brain, affects eye movement, balance and gives the child a very weird sense of disorientation. 

The OMS Awearness Walk will also have a bouncy house, duck pond, sucker pull, face painting, parachute, basket raffles, and a 50/50 raffle!

$15 for pre-registration
$20 day of registration
$30 for a family of 4 or more

Meghan came in to tell us all about it, hear it:



Tuesday, 24 July 2018 08:01

#TrendyTuesday #BacktoSchool

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It won't be long and the kiddos will be headed back to school.  As you know, there is quite a lot of preparation that goes in to heading back to school!

Something very important for you to know to save you some money- The Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday is August 1-5th this year. You can find more info HERE!

Here are the lists of school supplies by school district:

School District of La Crosse

School District of Onalaska

School District of Holmen

And according to several websites, this is the must have backpack for 2018-2019!  Check it out here!

Happy shopping :)


Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:15

[title of show] at the Weber Center

[title of show] is a musical comedy about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical! It opens tomorrow night at the Weber Center and runs Friday and Saturday nights through August 4th. You can get tickets and watch a fun preview HERE

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Mary on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

Theater Rated - R


Jeff- Dustin Luecke

Hunter- Matt Campbell

Susan- Liz Golson

Heidi- Stephanie Harter Campbell

Mary- Shealan Bahr

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 07:25

#TrendyTuesday #PrimeDay

The Amazon site crashed right after launching this year's extended Prime Day and people lost their minds! Thankfully it looks like they've resolved the issue so people can still get all the things they need, and more of what they don't, at big discounts. It's estimated to bring in $3.6 Billion in just 36 hours. Amazon's stock hit a new all-time high Monday, making their CEO Jeff Bezos now worth over $150 Billion!

Prime Day continues, spend your hard earned money HERE!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 07:53


11-week-old Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had his christening yesterday. The Queen wasn't there for the baptism but Uncle Harry and his new wife, Meghan, were in attendance and it was the first time we saw Prince William's family of five all together. Check out the adorbs HERE!

More on the traditions and tributes HERE

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:37


Ashley for the Arts is an amazing family festival held in Arcadia's Memorial Park. Live music, entertainment, kid's activities, hot air balloon launches, arts and craft fair, and the Pursuit of a Cure 5k Run/Walk! So much to do August 9-11, wristbands for the entire weekend are only $10.

Check out the full schedule at their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates!

Read the Discover Wisconsin article on Ashley for the Arts HERE

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:56


Kyle Richards started her career on Little House on the Prairie, is one of the original Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and is now an Executive Producer for the show inspired by her childhood, "American Woman." Check out our interview with Kyle here:

Follow Kyle on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM


After more than four decades in front of the camera, Kyle Richards is stepping behind it to bring her ideas, and a fictionalized version of her life, to the small screen. She currently serves as a co-executive producer of “American Woman,” a dramedy series inspired by her childhood, starring Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels, about a single mom (Silverstone) who struggles to raise her two daughters. The series debuts on the new Paramount Network on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Richards is executive producer of two other shows in development, “Glass Houses” for ABC and “The Corridor” with Chernin Entertainment.

With a love of fashion, Richards is also a successful entrepreneur who runs her own high-end retail boutique, Kyle by Alene Too. Personally curating its stock of women’s designer apparel, shoes, and accessories, she has overseen its steady expansion to three locations – Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and Southampton – with others on the horizon.

A California native, Kyle Richards was born into an acting family in Hollywood, California. She landed her first role at age four in the Disney classic, Escape to Witch Mountain, playing the younger version of her real-life sister, Kim Richards.  Among over 100 film and television credits is a recurring role on “E.R.,” seven years on “Little House on the Prairie” and 105 episodes on the TBS family comedy “Down To Earth,” in addition to guest spots on programs like “CSI” and daytime work including “Days of Our Lives.” More recently she has become a fixture on reality television through eight seasons on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as well as a recent appearance on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” On the big screen, Richards is known for her role in the original 1978 Halloween in addition to such features as Curfew and The Watcher in the Woods, alongside screen legend Bette Davis for which she was also nominated for a Young Artist Award.

Her husband, Mauricio Umansky, is one of the nation’s top realtors and founder and CEO of the luxury real estate brokerage, The Agency. Notwithstanding her success in many realms, Kyle Richards’ greatest passion and joy is being a mother to her four daughters: Farrah, Alexia, Sophia and Portia.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 07:34


Something awesome came up in my Facebook memories today. 

June 26, 2015 at 10:35 a.m. I posted, "Love finally wins. Today is a great day."

That was the day that the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage a right for the entire nation. Just before the end of Pride Month, couples all over the country learned they would be able to legally share their love and lives together.

Here's the New York Times article from that historic day.

Every step toward equality is big, but this one was a huge win for inclusion in the LGBTQ community!

Much love and happy #Pride


Friday, 22 June 2018 18:47


We got to talk with our good friend, and our current Miss Wisconsin, Tianna Vanderhei, this morning on the phone!  We are very excited for her and can't wait to see her in our studio on July 3rd to learn more about her journey to Miss America this September!

Listen to our phone interview from this morning here:

In case you missed it, here's Tianna being crowned Miss Wisconsin!