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Land Auction- Sparks, Nebraska

November 2, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

 Land Auction – Sparks, Nebraska

Located East of Valentine, Nebraska on Hwy 12 



560 +/- Choice Acres located in Northeast Cherry County, Nebraska

The property will be offered as three (3) individual tracts which can be purchased individually or as a combination with other tracts. Tracts One, Two, and Four are identified further below.

Live Off-Site Auction with Live Online Bidding


Overview: The land to be auctioned is of unmatched beauty with panoramic views of the Niobrara River Valley 

Auction Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 11 A.M. 

Auction to be held at: Peppermill Restaurant at 502 E, Hwy 20, Valentine, Nebraska (402) 376-2800 


Auctioneer Note: Dan Clark Auction & Realty, LLC has been given the honor to sell these three 

(3) very attractive parcels of land that could serve as an excellent addition to any farming or 

livestock operation, as well as property well suited for hunting, cabin/homesite, vacation 

getaway, or investment. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase Cherry County, 

Nebraska farm ground that has good soil productivity numbers, with good access and 

excellent hunting for elk, deer, turkey, varmints, and small game! 

Overview: The land to be auctioned is of unmatched beauty with panoramic views of the Niobrara River Valley





Seller: Andrew Johnson, Court Appointment Referee, Johnson Law Office, 129 East 3rd Street, 

P.O. Box 766, Valentine, Nebraska 69201 


Selling Method: The property will be offered as three (3) individual tracts which can be purchased individually or as a combination with other tracts. Tracts One, Two, and Three 

are identified further below. Tract Three is a combination of Tract One and Two. Tract Five is a 

combination of all three tracts. The property will be sold with No Reserve in the manner that 

creates the largest return for the Seller. 

Supporting Documents

Title Commitment

Click Here to Register to Bid Online


Tract One: 320 +/- Acres  

Property Location: From Valentine, Nebr., at the Cherry County Clinic, go East on Highway 12, 15.3 miles, at 409th Ave., go South 1 mile, then ½ mile east on 904th Ave., go ½ mile south on an unmaintained dirt trail. Or from, Sparks, Nebr., go south on Sparks River Road 1 miles, on 904th Ave., go 1 ½ miles west, then south ½ mile on an unmaintained dirt trail.  (This route will put you on the North side of Tract One, about in the middle of the property) Routes will be marked with signage. 

LegalS1/2 of Sec 17,  in Township Thirty-four (34), North Range Twenty-five (25), West of the Sixth P.M., Cherry County, Nebraska 

Real Estates Taxes$ 1,593.96 

Farm Details: According to the Cherry County FSA records, there are 167.30 crop acres, and 142.70 acres of non-crop acres. The 2021 crop was soybeans, and the non-crop ground consists of a combination of wooded draws, canyons, and flat ground grass. This Tract does have overhead electricity in a couple locations. This property has four private wells, it has not been verified that they are all in working condition.  This property does have a 3-strand barb wire boundary fence on 3 sides (no fence on north side)  and it hasn’t been verified it’s in the correct place. This property can be accessed from a maintained county road on to an unmaintained trail in two separate places. This Tract would be any hunters dream property.

 Tract 1 Maps


Tract Two: 80 +/- Acres 

Property Location: :

Property Location: From Valentine, Nebr., at the Cherry County Clinic, go East on Highway 12, 15.3 miles, at 409th Ave., go South, 1 mile, then east ½ mile on 904th Ave., then ½ mile south on an unmaintained dirt trail. OR from Sparks, Nebr., go south on Sparks River Road 1 miles, on 904th Ave., go 1 ½ miles west, then south ½ mile on an unmaintained dirt trail.  (This route will put you on the North side of the Tract One), from the Tract One sign, go west .5 mile on the unmaintained trial, then at the red arrow go south .2 mile. You will have to go thru the barb wire gate with the arrow, to access Tract Two. Signage & arrows will mark the route. There may be livestock in the pasture, so shut the gate.

Legal: E1/2SE1/4 of Sec 18 in Township Thirty-four (34), North Range Twenty-five (25), West of the Sixth P.M., Cherry County, Nebraska 

Real Estates Taxes: $ 312.18 

Farm Details: According to the Cherry County FSA records, this property consists of all  non-crop acres. The non-crop acres consist of wooded, steep draws and canyons, and flat ground grass, home to assorted wildlife.

Acre Value records shows this property consists of 70.3% forest and 27.9 % of grass & pasture.

This property does have a windmill well with two large water tanks, that appears to be complete and in working condition but is not guaranteed or verified by the auctioneer.  This property does have a 3-strand barbwire fence on 3 sides of the property, ( No fence on the north side ) but because of the rough terrain, it has not been verified by the auctioneer as far as the condition of the fence. The boundary fences have not been verified that they are in the correct place. This property would be best used as a recreational property.

Tract 2 Maps


Tract Three: Tract Three is a combination of Tract One and Tract Two. 


Tract Four: 160 +/- Acres

Property Location:

From Valentine, Nebr. at the Cherry County Clinic, go East on Hwy 12, 17.3 miles, at Sparks River Rd, go South 2 miles, OR From Sparks, Nebr. go South on Sparks River Rd., 2 miles. Routes & property will be marked with signage.

Legal: NE1/4 of Sec 21, Township Thirty-four (34), North Range Twenty-five (25), West of the  Sixth P.M., Cherry County, Nebraska 

Real Estate Taxes: $773.80 

Farm Details: According to the Cherry County FSA records, there are 68.20 acres of cropland and 89.5 acres of non-crop land. It appears that the crop acres are currently a grass/alfalfa mix and have been used for grazing livestock. The non-crop acres consist of wooded, steep draws and canyons, home to assorted wildlife. This property does have a working private well. This property does have boundary 3-strand barb wire fence. This property is located beside a one-year-old asphalt paved road which is in excellent condition.

Tract 4 Maps


Tract Five: Tract Five is a combination of Tract One, Tract Two, and Tract Four. 


Method of Sale: 

This will be a live offsite auction with live online bidding available. Online bidders must be preregistered at danclarkauctins.hibid.com at least 24 hours before the auction begins. 

This property sells without a reserves, so come prepared to buy. 


This auction sale is being sold subject to the confirmation of the district court in Cherry 

County, Valentine, Nebraska. 



Absentee Bids: Bidding via telephone and/or on someone’s behalf must be approved by Dan 

Clark Auctions at least 24 hours prior to the auction. 


Property Inspection: We recommend that all potential Buyer(s) do both an offsite inspection of 

all written material and also an onsite inspection. Feel free to inspect the properties at your 

convenience, we recommend using your ATV, UTV or horse. Be respectful and close all 

gates, there may be cattle in the pastures. To schedule an appointment for a private showing call 

Dan Clark Auction & Realty (605) 842-3300. Properties will all be marked with auction signage. 


Property Possession: Due to a previous lease agreement, Buyer(s) will not be given full 

possession until March 1, 2022 


Terms & Conditions: 

This is a cash or conventional loan sale, which means potential buyers must have their financial arrangements secured prior to bidding. The sale of these properties is not contingent upon

Buyer(s) obtaining financing. All financial arrangements are to have been made prior to bidding at the  auction. By bidding, the bidder makes representation that the bidder has the present ability to pay the bid price and fulfill the Real Estate Contract. 

This property will be sold by the acre, based on the legal description, with the acres understood to be “more or less”. This property will be offered at the live auction by _X_ amount of dollars per acre, times the total acres of each parcel. 

There will be no buyer contingencies offered or accepted for inspections, or appraisals. 

Immediately upon the conclusion of the auction, the successful bidder(s) will be required to sign a real estate purchase contract and to deposit with RE Broker/Auctioneer, a nonrefundable earnest money payment of ten (10) percent of the total purchase price. The earnest money payment will be made payable to the closing agency, 

Steve Vinton, Bacon, Vinton & Venteicher, L.L.C. -416 10th Street / P.O. Box 208 -Gothenburg, NE 69138 Phone: (308) 537-7161 

Balance of the purchase price is due in certified funds at closing on or before TBD. Buyers will be granted ownership of these properties after final payment is made on the date of the closing, but in lieu of a previous oral lease, full possession to be granted on March 1, 2022. 

Conveyance of marketable title will be transferred Referee’s Deed, free and clear of liens but 

subject to easements, reservations, and exceptions of record as well as statutory rights of way and other recorded easements at the time of sale. Owners’ title insurance policy will be provided to the buyer for examination prior to the auction. Cost of title insurance and closing fees will be divided equally 50% buyer & 50% seller. 

These properties are to be sold AS-IS / WHERE-IS. Property is being sold by legal descriptions 

only. Should a property survey become necessary, it will be at the buyers’ expense. Seller(s) do not warranty or guarantee the property boundaries are accurate. Any new boundary survey will be the responsibility of the Buyer, pursuant to Nebraska statutes. Existing fences, if any, are in as-is condition and will not be updated or replace by Seller(s). Not all tracts and boundary lines are fenced and if needed, will be the responsibility of the Buyer(s) at closing. Existing fence lines may not fall directly on the legal boundary. No new fences will be installed by the Seller(s). Any lines on maps are for informational purposes only and are not guaranteed to be actual boundary lines of the property. 

A mineral title opinion will not be obtained or provided, and there are no guarantees as to the 

ownership of the mineral interests on all tracts. Seller(s) will convey one hundred percent (100%) of whatever mineral rights may be owned by the Seller(s) without warranty. 


DISCLAIMER: Property information provided was obtained from sources deemed reliable, however, the Seller(s) and Broker/Auctioneer are not making any guarantees to its accuracy. 

Potential buyers are encouraged to conduct both on-site and off-site inspections of the property to the extent deemed necessary and rely upon their own pre-auction inspection when bidding. FSA yields, bases, payments, or other info. is estimated and subject to County Committee approval. 

Information contained herein is deemed to be correct but not guaranteed. This property is sold 

subject to existing easements, restrictions, reservations, or highway of record, if any, and subject to Cherry Co. Zoning Ordinances. 

Soil information is provided by Surety® Agridata™. Crop and base acres information is provided from USDA Farm Service Agency. 


The Auctioneer may accept absentee, phone or internet bids from bidders who cannot attend the 

auction. Bidding remotely does not guarantee anonymity. Video and audio recording devices will 

be in use during the auction which may be broadcast via the internet or used in other places. 


Agency Disclosure: 

Winning bidders(s) acknowledge that they are representing themselves or 

have hired representation using their own financial means to complete the auction sales 

transaction. Dan Clark Auction & Realty, LLC and associated licensees are acting as agents for the Seller(s) and will be representing only the Seller’s interest in this transaction. 

Statements made day of sale take precedence over all written material.  

This property is being sold subject to the confirmation of the district court in Cherry County, Valentine, Nebraska. 


Real Estate Taxes: 

All the 2020 Real Estate taxes, payable in 2021, will be paid in full by the Seller(s). The 2021 taxes payable in 2022 will be prorated to the date of the closing. 


Inspection – Showing Dates:

Auction signs will mark the property. Potential buyers may inspect the property at their own convenience. Please be respectful!! Private showings may be done by calling Dan Clark Auction & Realty, LLC (605) 842-3300 to schedule an appointment. 


To see the full auction listing with the location & soil maps, terms & conditions, and drone 

video of the property go to danclarkauctions.com 


Buyer Packet


Auction is conducted by: 

Dan Clark Auction & Realty, LLC. 

525 E. 2nd St., Winner, SD 57580 

Office (605)842-3300 

Dan Clark, Broker/ CAI Auctioneer Cell (605) 842-6075 Email: dan@danclarkauctions.com 

Brad Otte, Broker Cell (605) 685-5716 



November 2, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Dan Clark Auction & Realty, LLC
(605) 842-3300
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Peppermill Restaurant
502 East Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201 United States
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