Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Monday, 24 July 2017 06:55


Help Mid-West Family Broadcasting collect school supplies for kids in need in our area.

Donations can be made through August 11th at Shopko locations (Mormon Coulee Road, Onalaska and Rose Street), River Bank locations, (South La Crosse, North La Crosse, Holmen,Stoddard, and Bangor), Cartridge World in Onalaska, and WAFER Food Pantry

Donations will go to The Salvation Army of La Crosse and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse to be distributed to families in need.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:56


Tammy from Tomah got up early this morning to score the big jackpot from Subway this morning! Hear Tammy's questions here:


Since Tammy finally won the jackpot, we're starting a new game tomorrow morning!

Introducing.... The $1,000 Minute with Subway!!

  • Be caller #9 at 6:35 weekday mornings to play
  • Answer 10 questions in 60 seconds to win $1,000 or grab $10 for each question you answer correctly!


Tammy's pic with her winnings coming soon ;)

Friday, 16 June 2017 09:10


WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2017

Carter is 8 years old and just finished his 2nd grade year at Holmen Prairie View Elementary School.  His hobbies include but certainly not limited to drawing, reading, baseball, basketball and football.  Carter has many talents related to the field and the court but in the classroom he excels at drawing and reading.  Carter shows patience and passion in everything that he does and his family and friends can’t wait to see what he will come up with next.  In addition to all of his many talents at this young age, he is a wonderful big brother to Jase.



Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:07


THE BEYHIVE IS BUZZING: Rumors are circulating that Beyonce went into labor last night but nothing has been officially confirmed.

HONORING THE CAPED CRUSADER: The Bat Signal will be shown in LA to honor Adam West

LAWYERED UP! After ABC halted production on “Bachelor in Paradise” to investigate an alleged sexual encounter with DeMario Jackson, Corinne Olympios has broken her silence. She said in a statement that she's hired an attorney and added, “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.”

CASH ME IN THE ARENA: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight August 26th in Las Vegas. The fight could make $600 million

SMELLS LIKE COMPRESSED WOOD: People magazine claims Ikea is developing their own cologne. The company says they are trying to replicate the smells in their stores. I just hope the bottles are as frustrating to open as their furniture is to assemble.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:56


MORE COLD CASH: Disney released the trailer for their winter holiday short movie “Olaf's Frozen Adventure” yesterday. It will debut in theaters before Disney/Pixar's Coco in November.

YAAAS! Netflix renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season

CASH MONEY: Verizon has purchased Yahoo for $4.5 billion

#PRIDE: Skittles is celebrating Pride Month with limited edition bags of white Skittles. The bags are accompanied with the following message: “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show support.”

WHAT A WASTE: Someone threw a bottle of water at Justin Bieber after he said he couldn't perform Despacito at a Swedish festival this weekend because “I don't even know it.” That seems a bit extreme to me, bottles of water are like $10 at festivals!

Friday, 09 June 2017 09:09

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

SHE ASKED FOR NO MORE DRAMA: Sadly, it looks like there will be more drama for Mary J. Blige. She's been ordered to pay her ex-husband $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. Her ex originally asked for almost $130K a month even though the pre-nup waived any spousal support.

CONGRATS: Ryan Lochte tweeted that his fiance, Kayla Ray Reid, gave birth to their son, Caiden Zane Lochte yesterday.

METHINKS THE BEEF IF STILL ON: Taylor Swift's music returned to a few streaming sites at midnight last night... interestingly enough that's exactly when Katy Perry's new album, Witness, was released.

IF DIDDY IS HAPPY WE'RE ALL HAPPY? Diddy and Suge Knight approve the Tupac biopic that comes out on Thursday... well, at least how they're portrayed in it. Suge is still in jail so he hasn't seen it but his lawyers said he's cool with it and Diddy is so pleased with how he's portrayed in “All Eyez On Me” that he's letting the pic to use Biggie's “Who Shot Ya?” Is the movie any good? Doesn't matter as long as Diddy thinks he looks good, right?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:33


manchester afp

This is horrible... and heartbreaking. People, a lot of them children, out to have a good time and witness what I can only imagine was an amazing performance from Ariana Grande. Then mass chaos and fear. Right after the show, the lights went up in the Manchester Arena that held 21,000 fans, and then an explosion. A suicide bomber set off what was basically a nail bomb just outside of the arena, killing 22 and injuring another 59. The who, why, and how in this situation will come throughout today I'm sure but how it makes me feel may not get better. My heart goes out to the families of the victims as well as those who survived and will have to live with those images in their mind for the rest of their lives.

I'd be lying if I didn't say that these things make me a little nervous. Even before the Paris concert attack, I think twice when going to large events. While I refuse to let fear rule my activities, I make sure to be even more mindful than usual and pay attention to my surroundings. We cannot allow the actions of few to hinder our desire to enjoy life. I'm a math girl, so when I think about it logically, the odds are way higher that something will happen to me in my day-to-day normal activities. I love seeing live music way too much to let this actually stop me from attending.

I also cannot imagine what Ariana is going through. News reports this morning say that she is inconsolable and has postponed her European tour. Last night, Ariana said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

I will just take this as another reminder to share my love with the people that are important to me and live every day to its fullest. Hugs to you all!


Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:16

Stand By Damian


Here's his story:

Damian is a 16 year old young gentlman who is a sophmore in high school. I grew up and went to school with his two older brothers. On May 15th, 2017 Damian was on his way home. Unfortunately, on this day he never made it home like intended. With less than 15 minutes to his front door, his life had changed before he could blink his eyes. Damian hit a culvert on the side of the road causing his Jeep to spin out of control, flip over the guard rail and land upside down.

By an act of God, Damian was able to make it out of the vehicle, crawl up the embankment to the side of the road and flag down someone for help. Thankfully a nurse who happened to be driving by saw his cry for help and pulled over on the side of the road to assist Damian. Then, at this time a call was placed to dispatch medical help.

Damian was rushed to Black River Falls Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls, WI. It was then established that Damian had broke his neck and he would need to be MedLinked to Gundersen Lutheran in LaCrosse, WI. Due to severe weather, choppers were ground and Damian had to be escorted via ambulance to LaCrosse.

Once he arrived at Gundersen in LaCrosse he was seen and evaluated by the neurosurgeon. It was assessed that Damian would have to have surgery but it had to wait until the morning.

Damian had a bone graft to fuse his C4 and C5 vertebraes together. Damian is in excrutiating pain, he has to wear a cervical collar for 6 to 8 weeks and has a total recovery time of 6 to 8 months.

During this time Damian will not be able to finish out his Sophmore year of high school. His mother is the only and sole provider in the home and will not be able to return to work immediately so she can tend to Damian in this time of need.

How You Can Help
This was an extremely unexpected accident to happen to Damian and his family. As we all know with emergency surgery, medical expenses can become astronomical. As the medical bills are piling up, the day to day living expenses haven't gone away. And, while Damian's mother is providing loving support and comfort to him at his bedside, she is unable to work and keep a consistent income in the household at this time.

Any funds raised by this message will help support Damian and his family and will be allocated towards medical and living expenses for Damian.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 07:08


TOLD YA! ABC confirmed yesterday that Katy Perry will be a judge on the rebooted “American Idol." She was also seen filming “Carpool Karaoke” this week with James Corden. The segment is expected to be part of James primetime special in May.

NEW JAMS: Zedd claims he is working on new music with Iggy Azalea and Liam Payne of One Direction

MORE INSPIRATION FOR HER NEW ALBUM! Taylor Swift is allegedly dating British actor Joe Alwyn.

RETRO MADNESS: ABC might be out of new ideas, in addition to their Idol reboot, “The Little Mermaid Live!” will air in October and ABC confirmed “Roseanne” is getting an eight-episode, sequel series next year.

SINGLE GAL ALERT! Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch have broken up

AND THE WINNER IS... Jimmy Kimmel will return next year to host the Academy Awards. Unless that's a mistake and they meant to announce Jimmy Fallon...

Monday, 15 May 2017 07:18


WEEK OF MAY 15, 2017

Linzy Sendelbach is a freshman at Arcadia High School. She is a varsity starter in all 3 of her sports: volleyball, basketball, and softball. She also maintains a 4.0 GPA and is top of her class by taking advanced placement classes.
During the summer she takes part in basketball and softball leagues and helps out her dad with his construction company. She hopes to go into Engineering at UW Madison once she graduates.