I need to comment on the “Memories Down Mainstreet” from March 24. I enjoy reading about our past. It is so nice. However, I have to correct something. Roger Geise said Jack Meyers moved his cleaning business to a new building on Jefferson Street near the IGA and that Luella Wittler worked for him until she retired. That was incorrect. Jack Meyers never moved off Main Street. The cleaners that moved to Jefferson Street was my dad’s cleaners. Mickey Vondran owned and operated Mickey’s Drive-In Cleaners. We were located on the corner of Bredeick and Fifth streets. Hermie and Ruth Bucholtz owned a grocery store in the same building.
It was around 1955 or 1956 when my dad decided to move his business to North Clay Street behind the IGA. Luella Wittler was his presser for a few years until she retired.
All the cleaners on Main Street, one by one, went out of business. Mickey’s Cleaners was the only one left.
My dad’s health went bad and he had to sell our business in the late ’70s.
If this wasn’t about my dad, I wouldn’t have said anything but I had to correct it.
Thanks for listening.
Beverly (Vondran) Derrow