Niemann Foods acquires four area Ace Hardware stores

President and owner Bob Lochner announced the sale of his four Ace Hardware stores in Madison, Middleton, DeForest, and Sauk City to Quincy, Illinois-based Niemann Foods Inc. Ace Hilldale, Ace Middleton Springs, Ace DeForest, and Ace Sauk Prairie have been operated by the Lochner family for nearly 70 years.