Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Monday, 10 April 2017 06:30

MAYA BUDIN

WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2017

Maya Budin is a Senior at Luther High School in Onalaska.  She is a dedicated gymnast and co-captain on the GET Area Co-op team which practices in Galesville. Despite the demanding time commitment of living in Sparta, going to school in Onalaska and attending gymnastics practice in Galesville, Maya is an honor student at Luther and participates in other school activities including Choir and National Honor Society.  During the off-season, Maya trains at AMKM Gymnastics and has competed AAU gymnastics for the last 9 years. Her teachers and coaches all speak highly of her work ethic and commitment to excellence. 


Maya has earned all conference honors in gymnastics all 4 years of high school.  She has also earned all-state honors so far the last three years. In February, she qualified as an individual to the 2017 State Gymnastics Tournament for the second time in her high school career.  She is the only Division 1 gymnast in our area who earned that honor this year.
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, 20 March 2017 09:07

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

STAY STRONG: Demi Lovato celebrated 5 years of sobriety with an Instagram post that read: ''So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me.''

TRIBUTE: Bon Jovi was performing in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday when they covered ''Johnny B. Goode'' in honor of Chuck Berry, who passed away earlier that day at age 90. Jon Bon Jovi told fans that he sang the song at a talent show when he was younger.

NEW: This April, Netflix will replace their 5-star rating system with a new 'thumbs up or thumbs down' option, and they're introducing a Skip Credits Button only available when watching Netflix on a web browser.

YES! NBC has picked up J-Lo's show ''Shades of Blue''for a third season.

SO SWEET: Backstreet Boys were performing in Vegas on Saturday when they serenaded NSYNC member Lance Bass with their ballad Shape of My Heart.

HERO: Ed Sheeran's cat, Dorito, jumped out of a third-story window last week. Ed's girlfriend, Cherry, opened the window to let some air in, and the cat just jumped out. The cat landed in a private closed off garden they couldn't get into, so Cherry tied all of her scarves together onto a laundry basket and put food in it and lowered it down and picked her back up.”

 

Monday, 20 March 2017 09:07

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

BUSTED: Shawn Mendes admits he always forgets the lyrics to his songs, so he'll make up some lyrics or just let the fans sing the words.

PARENT HACK: Dax Shepherd told Ellen Degenerous that he goes to great lengths to make sure his children DO NOT wake up early in the morning. He's covered their windows in aluminum foil and puts a towel at the bottom of the door so no light gets in their room.

AWESOME: Ed Sheeran says his first date with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn was at Taylor Swift's house at a 4th of July party. They were texting back and forth and Ed asked Taylor if he could invite Cherry over to the party. She showed up and the rest is history. How's that for an anniversary memory!

WOW: Joe Jonas revealed that he once thought about quitting music. Joe said, ''There were moments when I thought about hitting the reset button and doing something else.” He has a restaurant with two business partners in Santa Monica and they're working on opening some coffee shops...so either way, he'd probably be ok.

 

From Brandi's GOFUNDME page:

"I know there are a lot of people out there needing help right now, and I hate asking anyone for help. I always am the person trying to help other people when I can but I am really struggling right now, and hoping that the kindness will come around. My son and I have to move by March 31. I am a single mom, with no income right now. I lost my job in June and it has been very hard finding another one, I'm drowning in debt right now just trying to survive. I was able to find a temp job but only lasted a month. I was under the impression I would have a month to month lease after my year was up but apparently that isn't the case, I used all of my taxes to pay my rent up to date leaving me with nothing for a sec deposit or pay any other bills. The 2 most important is electric which will be shut off in 2 weeks along with finding another home for my son and i. I am trying very hard to find a job. Find a place to live and it's taken a toll on me along with my son so I am hoping that of anyone can help out anything helps. Thank you for reading.. this was a very hard decision to put this out there. I am hoping I won't get judged as sometimes we all need a little help sometimes, it's just very hard for me to ask. "

Thursday, 16 March 2017 08:09

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

YIKES: Kendall Jenner was burglarized at the tune of $200k. Kendall was away from her home yesterday for 8 hours. When she returned, she didn't notice anything...until she went into her bedroom just after 1 AM, and realized some of her jewelry was missing. She called the cops, who responded quickly. There was no sign of forced entry, and so far no suspects. Cops are on the hunt.

SURPRISE! RuPaul revealed that he got married earlier this year to his partner of 23 years. They met in January 1994 and got married in January their anniversary.

BACK TO THE SCREEN: Rihanna will star in a new musical drama called Annette about a stand-up comedian who becomes a widower after the death of his opera singing wife. He has to raise his two year-old daughter on his own.

SIGN US UP: Amazon Prime is expanding their beer and wine delivery service to certain cities. Prime customers will be able to get free, two-hour delivery of beer and wine or one-hour delivery for $7.99.

ATTENTION: Princess Wannabe's, there’s a new bikini line just for you. Enchanted Bikinis is a new swimwear line inspired by Disney princesses and other fairy-tale characters. If you’ve ever dreamed of your Ariel moment at the beach, your dream can come true. Only...you can speak...so that's even better!

 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:27

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

YAAS! NBC is turning Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update into a series. Thirty-minute episodes will begin airing on Thursday, August 10th and will feature cameos by past and present cast members.

REALITY QUEEN RETURNING? Caitlyn Jenner may join the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her Caitlyn reality show was canceled after bad ratings and she doesn’t want to return to The Kardashian show. She is in talks about joining Housewives.

CONGRATS: BEN AFFLECK says he recently completed treatment for alcoholism.  In a Facebook post he said it's something he's dealt with before, and will continue to work at.  He also thanked his family for support, including his, quote, "co-parent" JENNIFER GARNER. 

MAKE THAT MONEY! "Beauty and the Beast" has set a record for advance ticket sales for any family film with Fandango and is projected to bring in over $130 million this weekend alone.

SWIFT-IFY: Taylor Swift is done fighting streaming services for royalties. She filed documents giving her the right to brand a website featuring non-downloadable multi-media content in the nature of audio recordings. She wants to call it Swifties. Sounds like a streaming service to us... but this time she'll make all the cash!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:04

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

 CONGRATS! Broad City's Ilana Glazer secretly tied the knot to her longtime boyfriend, David Rooklin. She also stars in the upcoming movie, Rough Night, with Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon. It comes out in June and looks super funny.

YOUNG SCIENTIST! CBS has picked up the “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon,” following Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9.

PUTTING THE TV BACK IN MTV: MTV announced Monday that it was re-branding its 25-year-old MTV Movie Awards show to include small-screen categories. The "MTV Movie and TV Awards" and air May 7th. 

J-ROD: Naughty Gossip claims Alex Rodriguez asked Jennifer Lopez to remove a selfie she posted of them. A source said he keeps his personal life private and wants to know how the relationship leaked out in the first place. He remembers what she did to Ben and all the press that couple got...he doesn't want that to happen.”

 

Monday, 13 March 2017 07:10

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

 YAY? Howie Mandel announced on Instagram yesterday that Tyra Banks will replace Nick Cannon as the new host of "America's Got Talent".

OF COURSE: TMZ claims OJ Simpson could be released from jail in October and some reality show producers are interested in signing him.

SET THE DVR NOW!  Loius CK will return to host Saturday night live with musical guest The Chainsmokers April 8th.

YAAS! Tonight is the series premiere of the game show Hip Hop Squares on VH1 where celebrities face off to answer hip hop trivia.

THANKS FOR CLEARING UP THE RUMORS... Ed Sheeran is going to guest star on an episode of Game of Thrones. HBO released a statement saying: “He has a role. No more details.”

 

Thursday, 09 March 2017 06:59

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

DUMB: Louis Vuitton is selling a $5,000 iPhone case. It features golden crocodile leather.

OOPS: Tim Tebow made his Spring Training debut yesterday for the Mets. He was struck out on four pitches

YUCK: Gwyneth Paltrow says she recently went on an 8-day goat milk cleanse to rid her body of parasites.

COUPLE ALERT: Rumor has it that JLo is dating former baseball star Alex Rodriguez. He was with her in Vegas during this latest leg of her Planet Hollywood Vegas show. What happened to Drake?!

SECOND CHANCES: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have called off their divorce. They are giving things another try.

FUN AND GAMES: Wonder Years star Fred Savage will host Ricky Gervais' new game show called “Child Support” on ABC. Adult contestants must answer 10 questions in order to win cash prizes. They can use kids ages 6 to 9 to help them.

GIRL POWER: Adele acknowledged International Women's Day yesterday by sharing a quote from a female Canadian politician. It read, "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult".

 

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:02

CALEB HEERTS

WEEK OF MARCH 27, 2017

Caleb Heerts is a Senior at Holmen High School. He plays on Holmen's Tennis Team, both singles and doubles and is the Captain this year. Caleb plays drums in the HHS Marching Band, the band has taken first place the last several years in the Maple Leaf Parade, and traveled to Florida to play in the Half Time show at the TaxSlayer Bowl. He is also a member of the Holmen Robotics Team. Caleb is an excellent student, with a 4.2 GPA and a member of National Honor Society. He takes many Advanced placement classes at HHS, and has been on the Maroon Renaissance "High Honor Roll" all 4 years of High School.  He is an avid snow skier and wakeboarder as well. He has been accepted to UW-Madison's School of Letters and Sciences.