Feel Good Friday Oct. 22

Eric Wisely & Hanna Niedbalski – 1st Place Varsity Team

The Nashville FFA reported some success at the recent Section 21 Job Interview CDE. The Varsity took 1st Place team with Hanna Niedbalski receiving first-place individual and Eric Wisely winning second-place individual. The JV squad also won first place with Sophie Schubert and Kris May winning first and second place individual respectively.

Check out the Pedal it Forward from The Flower Shop. Earlier this week, the store participated in the Society of American Florists’ initiative to spread joy and kindness through flowers. The idea is while it feels wonderful to receive flowers, it’s equally amazing to brighten someone’s day by giving flowers.


“We are lucky enough in our daily job to see the excited, heartfelt responses people share when we deliver flowers to them. It really is amazing to see the reactions! Today, we are paying it forward by participating in the Petal It Forward event. 60 bouquets are being given out in sets of two. One to keep and one to give!”

Fall sports postseason is upon us.

The Nashville volleyball team opens up regional play in Red Bud on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Hornettes are the number one seed team in their subsection and they will play the winner of the Belleville (Althoff Catholic)/Sparta game.

The Hornet football team will learn their placement in the playoffs on Saturday night. The Standard will make a post soon after the IHSA makes its announcement.

Nashville cross country regionals are also coming up. Both the Hornet and Hornettes will head to Benton Park for the Class 1A tournament on Saturday with the girls race at 10 a.m. and the boys to follow at 10:30 a.m.

Traci Macz, owner of Macz Funeral Homes was named a 2021 Illinois Outstanding Working Woman of the Year.

“I get up in the morning, I don’t tell my children that I am going to work,” she told WJBD. ” I never say that.  I am going to help people.  When I mentor to other young people whether it be in the CEO program, going to campuses, and talking to children I tell them pick a career when you wake up in the morning you say you love what you do.  Do not settle for anything else.  Love what you do.  Even through this last year and a half I am proud to say that I love what I do because I am helping people.”

Now for our own good news: The Standard hit 50,000 views this past week. What started as a pet project between a few local journalists has grown quickly and we are excited to see what the future holds. Thank you, Washington County, for checking us out and we hope to keep bring you the news well into the future.

Got good news? We’ll take it! Email thestandard618@gmail.com to be featured in a future Feel Good column.

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