Essington 50th Anniversary
Robert (Bob) and Janette Essington, of Herscher, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Spinks Steakhouse in Spink, S.D. They are also planning a Canadian Rocky Mountain train trip. Essington and the former Janette Sorensen were married Dec. 27, 1968, in Kankakee.
The couple have two children: Kevin Essington, of Akron, Iowa, and Rebecca. They also have one grandchild.
Bob is retired after 20 years as a heavy equipment mechanic for Vulcan Materials and 17 years as an ironworker for Local 465 Kankakee and Local 444 Joliet. Janette is a homemaker and loves spending time with her husband, children and grandson.