The families of the 13 children of Alois and Hattie (Habiger) Debes gathered for dinner at the Hudson Community Center in Hudson recently for a reunion. The Wheatland Café catered a delicious meal. Activities included the taking of family pictures, looking at older family pictures from years ago and visiting. Prizes were given for the oldest and youngest family members present. The oldest person was 84 years old and the youngest was 3 years old. Hostesses were Anita Ellison, Shirley Lytle and Marylin Hitz. Get well wishes were sent to Don Rief and Tom Lytle. It was decided to have another reunion in Hudson in three years.
Families attending were: Steve Debes, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Harold and Virginia Foos, Greeley, Colo.; Robin, Brian and Matt Nicholson, Windsor, Colo.; Joe Debes, Littleton, Colo.; Leroy and Connie Debes, Spokane, Wash.; Alan and Mary Thornburg, Rapid City, S.D.; Greg Debes and Lori Hesse, Covina, Calif.; Carolyn Debes, Alburn, Ind.; Don and Monic Rasbaugh, Wawaka, Ind.; Jarred Hitz and Rachel Mason, Inman; Kent and Mary Kaiser, Bushton; Dennis Ludwig, Olmitz; Bob and Marjorie Ludwig, Eludora Reif, Keith and London Rief, Bob Ludwig, all of Hoisington; Anita Ellison, Tom and Shirley Lytle, Denis and Teresa Bachand, Loretta Rieal, Justin and Linda Debes, all of Great Bend; Marylin Hitz, Hudson; Ron and Bernice Capps, NewtonS; Norman and Pauline Herrmann, Kinsley; Alma Frick, Rose George, Katherine George, all of Larned.