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Essington 50th Anniversary

January 6, 2019

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.

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