10-17-2013 – Margaret Hickey Estate Land Auction


Thursday October 17, 2013    SALE TIME 1:30 pm

Sale to be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites – 301 W. Hwy 26 Scottsbluff, Nebraska

942 Acres +/- Pasture Land!  &  acreages!

LOCATED:  From Melbeta, Nebr.; 1 1/2 miles East on Hwy. 92 to CR 31 and 1/2 mile south. From Gering, Nebr. 9 miles east on Hwy 92 then south on CR 31. From McGrew, Nebr. 2&3/4 miles west to CR 32 then 1/4 mile south and 1&1/4 mile west. 310282 CR U (Bayard, NE)

TRACT ONE:  850 ACRES +/- Grazing Land in the Valley of the Monuments!

SOLD $355,000.00

Fact Sheet      Aerial Map

One thing that will never change is the excellent location. The pasture has not been grazed in the 2013 grazing season. This Ranch has basically been unaltered for the past 75 years. The pasture lays on the south side of CR U. The grass land is approximately 845 acres in one pasture. Stocking capacity on a normal year should yield 70 cow/calf pairs for the grazing season with room for improvement! This carrying may be improved greatly with cross fencing and water renovation. An electric submersible well on the northern side of the pasture has been the water source for many years. However, a strategic well exists on the southern portion of the ranch (needs work). There are no Improvements. The pasture consists of Prairie Sand Reed, Needle and Thread, Buffalo Grass, Blackroot and others. The terrain is slightly rolling hills with hard ground and Sandhills mixture. LOCATED: 1&1/2 miles west of Melbeta, Nebraska on Hwy. 92 then 3/4 mile south on CR 31 to the Northwest corner. Legal Description: PT W1/2 SW Section 28 Twp. 21N Range 53, SE1/4, PT SW1/4NE1/4 Section 29-Twp. 21 N Range 53, E1/2, E1/2 SW 32-21-53; N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4 NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4 Section 33-Twp. 21N Range 53, LTS 1 & 2 Section 1 Twp. 20N Range 54; All West of the 6th PM in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska (Legal determined by Title Ins.) 2012  REAL ESTATE TAXES: Approximately $2,255.00. SALE DAY DEPOSIT: $40,000.00


TRACT TWO: 55 ACRES +/- Modest Home, Out Buildings, Great Building Site on the Oregon Trail!

SOLD $33,000.00

The Headquarters of the Ranch lay on the north side of County Road U (Castle Rock Road). There is a modest older 1 Bedroom Home, Detached 2 Car Garage/Shop with Overhead door openers and other out buildings. This Tract has a wonderful view of the Valley or the Ranch! A perfect spot for an acreage. No train tracks to cross and just minutes from town. There are 9 acres of water right under the Castle Rock Canal which runs through the parcel. The well for this parcel is in the pasture land to the south. The original “Oregon Trail” ruts are very visible on this parcel! LOCATED: 1&1/2 miles west of Melbeta, Nebraska on Hwy. 92 then 3/4 mile south and 3/4 mile east on CR U to the Southeast corner. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Pt SW1/4NW1/4, Pt NW1/4SW 1/4, Pt. E1/2SW1/4  (55 acres+/-) Section 28, Twp. 21N Range 53 West of the 6th P. M., Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. REAL ESTATE TAXES: Approximately $582.00 WATER RIGHTS: 9 acres Grassland. $11.00 acre from mid April to July 1 and after August 25th. Castle Rock Irrigation: $99.00 per year! SALE DAY DEPOSIT: $7,000.00.


TRACT THREE: 35 ACRES +/- Dry Farm Land or Grass Land. Acreage Potential!

SOLD $25,500.00

This land is bordered on the north by the Castle Rock Canal and the county road on the west and south. Previously in Alfalfa. Currently the land is primarily habitat for pheasants. This land would also make a great home-site! Elevated and secluded. Only 1/2 mile south of Hwy 92 on CR 31 to the northwest corner. The Hickeys had previously raised Dryland Alfalfa on this parcel. LOCATED: 1&1/2 miles west of Melbeta, Nebraska on Hwy. 92 then 1/2 mile south on CR 31 to the Northwest corner. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Pt of the SW1/4NE1/4 Section 29, Twp. 21N, Range 53 West of the 6th P.M. Scotts Bluff, County, Nebraska (Lying north of County Road U and South of the Castle Rock Canal). REAL ESTATE TAXES: Approximately $135.00. SALE DAY DEPOSIT: $3,000.00


SALE DAY DEPOSIT ON THE UNIT: $50,000.00 Real Estate Taxes: 2012 taxes were $2,972.10 on 942.78 taxed acres. (The Entire Unit). The Seller will pay customary closing costs and all 2013 and prior taxes. Taxes subject to change by County Assessor. Legal Description: Pt SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, Pt E1/2SW1/4 Section 28 Twp. 21 Range 53 (120.62 acres); SE1/4, Pt SW1/4NE1/4  Section 29 Twp. 21 N Range 53 (195 acres); E1/2, E1/2 SW1/4 Section 32 Twp. 21 N Range 53 (400 acres), N1/2 NW1/4, SW1/4 NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4  Section 33 Twp. 21 N Range 53 (160 acres); Lts 1 & 2, Section 1 Twp. 20 N Range 54 (67.16 acres). All West of the 6th PM in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska (Exact Legal determined by Title Insurance) TERMS: The land is to be sold for Cash. All Financial Arrangements Must Be Made Prior to the Auction. The sale is subject to Seller confirmation. However, it is the Seller’s desire to sell to the highest and best bidder. The Sale Day Deposit will be made day of sale upon being the successful bidder which will require signing the Purchase Agreement. The deposit will be applied to the purchase price with the balance due at closing on or before November 20th, 2013. MANNER OF SALE: Tracts will be offered individually and as a Unit. The property will be sold by the legal description (subject to existing fence lines). TITLE: The Seller  will convey property by Personal Representative’s Deed supported by Title Insurance, showing good and merchantable title at a cost of one-half to Seller and one-half to Buyer. MINERALS: The Seller is reserving a One-Half Participating Interest in Oils, Gases & Minerals for 25 years from date of Deed. In event of production this reservation shall continue for as long as production exists in commercial paying quantities. POSSESSION: Buyer will have full possession on closing on all Tracts. NOTE: This Information Was Obtained From Sources Deemed To Be Reliable, But, Is Not Guaranteed. Interested parties should and are expected to conduct their own analysis. All Agent’s representing Kraupie’s Real Estate & Auctioneers are working as Seller’s Agents. Buyers and Agents should note, we will not accept Sub-agency without prior written consent. PLEASE Do not take this as permission to trespass. For more information log on to www.farmauction.net. For a showing please contact Kraupie’s at 308-262-1150 or Darrell Kraupie at 308-279-0143, Steve Erdman at 308-631-4655, Del Ray Kraupie at 308-279-1692.