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04/20/2013 - Information

4 Tracts – 360 acres with Home & Personal Property Auction

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00am

Real Estate sells at 12:00 PM with vehicles and equipment following the Real Estate (May use 2 rings to finish selling Household Property after the Real Estate)

 Property of the family of Frank Jr. and Rosalie Heath

Griffin Real Estate & Auction

305 Broadway

Cottonwood Falls, KS  66845


Auctioneer’s Note:  Buy the tracts your way! Choose your favorite or buy all 4 and have the complete package - Home, grass, cropland, wildlife!  Some properties only come up for sale once in your life time! This might just be your opportunity! We look forward to showing you the properties. Come and see how this property can add country to your life!

AUCTION DATE:  Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00am

-Personal Property starts at 10:00 AM.

-Real Estate sells at 12:00 PM with vehicles and equipment following the Real Estate.

-(May use 2 rings to finish selling Household Property after the Real Estate)

AUCTION LOCATION:  355 Arrow Rd., Burns, KS  66840

DIRECTIONS:  From Burns, KS, 2 miles north on Hwy. 77 to Rd. 30th, then east 1.5 miles to Arrow Rd, north ½ mile to home site on west side of county road.


TRACT 1: 40 Acres more or less-Cropland & Tame Grass

Location: 1.5 miles east from the junction of 30th and Arrow Rd, 1/2 mile north on A Rd, property is on the East side of the road.

Legal:  SW/4 of NW/4 less R/W in Sec 24, Twp. 22, Rge. 5 East Chase Co. Ks.

Taxes:  $301.33 Sellers mineral rights transfer to Buyer, there are no mineral leases or production on the property.

Desc:  Tract 1 has cropland acres of 34.52 and Tame Grass acres in waterways of 3.90 Acres . Terrace and Waterways are in good condition. Ag acres 38.42.  Soils consist of: Approx 10%-Reading Silt Loam -Approx 10%, Irwin Silty Clay Loam 1-3% slopes- Approx 10%, Tully Silty Clay Loam 3-7% slopes - Approx. 70% Labette Silty Clay Loam 3-5% slopes,  Fences are average to nonexistent along the county road. There are no improvements on this tract. There are no crops planted at this time. There is an ag lease in place.  This is a great small acreage for the new ag producer to build equity or to add to an existing operation. Great access off Rd A-Small acreages are hard to find!

TRACT 2: 160 Acres more or less Native Grass & Cropland

Location: North 1/2 mile on Arrow Rd from home site.

Legal:  SW/4 less R/W in Sec 15, Twp. 22, Rge 5 Marion, Co, Ks.

Taxes:  $884.00 Minerals: Sellers mineral rights transfer to Buyer, there is no mineral lease or mineral production on the property.

Desc:  Acreage: 83.37 Acres of Rolling Native Grass, 6.93 Acres of Tame Grass, 68.40 Acres of Cropland. Ag acres 158.7.  Rolling Native Bluestem grass is on the western high side of the property. Fences are steel corners with steel posts & barb wire in above average condition.

The pasture is free of brush and is watered by a pond. Access is good with a county road on the south and one on the west.  The Cropland acres are on the lower east side with terraces & waterways in place. The cropland is also fenced with above average fences.

The soils consist of: Approx. 10%- Florence Silt Loam 2-15% slopes-Approx. 20% Irwin Silty Clay Loam 1-3% slope-Approx. 70% Tully Silty Clay Loam 2-6% slopes.  Good Access with a county road on the south, west & east. This is a nice mixed quarter for livestock and row crop or hay ground. An Ag lease is in place on the property.

TRACT 3: 150 Acres more or less Native Grass, Cropland, Tame Grass

Location: Acreage around the 10 Acre home site.

Legal:  NW/4 less R/W and approx. 10 acres with home site located in Sec. 22, Twp. 22, Rge 5 Marion, Co. Ks.

Taxes:  $2,058.52 (This is tax amount for Tracts 3 & 4, they were not split off at time of printing.)  Sellers mineral rights transfer to the buyer. There is no mineral lease or production on the property.

Desc:  Acreage: Approx. 84.49 acres of native bluestem grass, 3.80 acres of tame grass, 61.71 acres of cropland. Ag acres 147.16.  The rolling hills of bluestem on each side of the valley makes for beautiful views of the cropland & timbered draw running through the property. Some of the lower ground was farmed at one time, but it is now in Bluestem. The pasture is not fenced. The big grass & timber draw makes for a great shelter for wildlife and for livestock. There is a well on the hill where a windmill used to pump. Some fence & water would put this grass ready for livestock. Good access from 3 county roads. The cropland is terraced and has waterways in place.  Soils consist of: Approx 60% Irwin Silty Clay Loam 1-3% slopes, Approx 40% Chase Silty Clay Loam 1-3% slopes,  There are no fences around the cropland. It is not planted at this time. This is a mixed property ready for some equity building. New fences & water sources would add to the livestock value while having great wildlife habitat. There is an ag lease in place on the cropland.

TRACT 4: Home on 10 acres

Location: 355 Arrow Rd (auction site)

Legal: To be surveyed.

Taxes: (listed on tract 3 for both tract 3 & 4) Sellers mineral rights transfer to the buyer. There are no mineral leases or mineral production on the property.

Improvements: This 1 1/2 story wood frame home built in 1900, sits nestled on a timbered hillside overlooking the valley below. Total living area is 1420 sq.ft. There are 3 (possibly 4) bedrooms, updated bath. There is a Sigler propane stove and the home has window air conditioning. The home has vinyl siding, mostly updated windows, composition roof, private well with water softener & reverse osmosis. The septic system has a tank and a lagoon. Home is on crawl space with stand up area under part of the home. Wait until you see the 72'x54' Morton Machine/Shop building. This is a great building that would add to anyone's business, hobby or storage needs. This building has 3 large 20 ft doors and one walk in door. There is also electricity in place.  The 10 acres has approx. 4.88 acres of cropland, the balance is native grass, improvements, & timbered hill. The cropland would make for a great orchard, garden or hobby farming.  This tract will be surveyed by the sellers at their expense, only if it sells to a different buyer than buyer of tract 3.  Property is centrally located near Hwy 77, this location can take one to El Dorado, Newton, Florence, or Marion in just minutes.

TERMS: Earnest Money Deposits payable evening of the auction:

             Tract 1 - $6,000.00     Tract 2 - $24,000.00   Tract 3 - $24,000.00   Tract 4 - $6,000.00

Tracts will each be offered and sold in the order listed. There will not be any combinations offered. The balance will be due on or before May 21, 2013. Title insurance shall be split between the buyer and the seller for the owner's policy. Hannaford Abstract and Title, Marion, Ks, will be escrow and closing agency. Taxes will be prorated on Tract 4 as to time of closing. Taxes for 2013 for Tract 1, 2, 3 will be the responsibility of the buyer. Buyer will receive the seller's lease proceeds for the remainder of the lease.

Terms of the Lease: The ag land is leased through March 14, 2015. Grass lease is based on 80 acres @ $25.00/acre (on tract 2) and the cropland lease is based on 209 acres @$50.00/acre. Rents are due and payable January 1st of each consecutive year.

FSA information was not available at time of printing. We will have the information available at time of auction.  All information has been gathered from Chase and Marion County sources. It is reliable but not guaranteed. All financing for this auction must be arranged prior to the auction. The buyer must rely on their own judgments and on their own inspections of the property. All statements made day of auction take precedence over advertisements. Lunch will be available.


FURNITURE: Oak Parlor Table; Victorian Marble Top Dresser; Victorian High Back Bed; Chest of Drawers w/ Glove Boxes & Mirror; Book Shelf; Dresser; Square Oak Side Table; Desk; Small Primitive Stool; Piano Bench; 3 Piece French Fainting Couch & Chairs; Victorian Folding Rocking Chair; Serving Tray Table; Waterfall China Cabinet; Round Oak Table w/ 6 Oak Chairs; Oak Buffet; Cedar Book Shelf; Roll Top Desk; Cane Cushioned Chair; 3 Piece Blonde Bedroom Set; 3-Pressed Back Cane Chairs; Lined Cedar Chest; Primitive Dresser; Primitive Drop Leaf Table; Oak Dresser w/ Beveled Mirror; Primitive Head & Foot Board; Pressed Back Rocking Chair; Wicker Rocking Chair; Oak Office Chair; Fold Up Twin Bed.

HOUSEHOLD: Floor Lamp; Folding Chairs; Pressure Cooker; Canning Supplies; Cook Books; Dish Towels; Table Clothes; JVC Color TV; Recliners; Coffee Table; Lamp Table; Glassware; Couch; Tupperware; Misc Pictures; Misc Kitchen Items; Guardian Service Cookware; White Frigidaire Upright Freezer; Signature Chest Freezer; Golden Lift Chair; Stainless Steel Tableware Set; Lots of Misc.

TOOLS & LAWN: Ranch King 16.5 HP 7 Speed 48” Riding Mower; Red Devil Lawn Trailer; Powermatic Approx 6” Planer; Craftsman Band Saw; Power Kraft Table Saw; Miter Saw; Older Coal Stove; Older Working Saddle; Pedal Stone Grinder; Buggy Seat; Craftsman 5.5 HP 30 Gallon Compressor; Well Pipe Puller; Hand Tools; Misc. Shop Tools; Tool Box; 7 Rolls Barbed Wire & Several Posts; Metal Work Bench w/ Cabinets; 2 Vises.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Several Dolls (Celluloid Indian Chief & Doll); Marion County Kansas Book; Kansas People Book;  Vintage Metal Bread Box & Canister Set; McCoy Pinecone Planter Vase; Ash Tray Stand; Vintage Luggage; Stained Glass Lamp;  Western Books (The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey); 3-gal Crock; Standard Atlas Marion Co. KS 1921 including Plat Book;  4 Elgin Pocket Watches; American Waltham Pocket Watch; 1904, 1894 Indian Penny; Cherry Pitter; Keen Kutter Apple Peeler; Col Lindburgh Postcard of Okla City Univ – Breaking Ground for New Building – 9-28-1927; Post Card Collection; Wooden Bowl; Shadow Print Pictures; Costume Jewelry; Jewelry Boxes; Eskimo Doll; Harmonica; Vintage Kitchen Utensils; Handkerchiefs; Vintage Ladies Hats; Vintage Christmas Decorations; Small Crock; Matching Green Lamps; Cassoday Centennial Belt Buckle; View Master Reels; Western Bolo; Royal Dutchess-Bavaria-Germany Fine China; #2 Western Stoneware Churn Crock; Crock Jug; Cigar Boxes; Kids Books; Wicker Plant Stand;  American Family Scale; Salt-N-Pepper Shakers; Sewing Bucket Caddy; Serving Tray; Salmon Falls Stoneware; Falcon Camera; Vintage Plastic Santas; Pitcher & Serving Glass Set; Record Player; Maps; Pyrex Covered Casserole Bowl; China; State Spoons; Glass Candle Sticks; Vintage Bike Reflectors “Accidents Spoil Fun” “Help Us Stay Alive”; Seth Thomas Mantle Clock; Decorative Tin; Burnt Wood Flemish Art Box; Old Marbles & Dice; Watches; Sad Irons; Wagner #8 Cast Skillet; Wagoner #9 Drop Drip Skillet w/ Lid; Lady Head Vase; Aladdin Clear Kerosene Lamp; White Aladdin Kerosene Lamp w/ Aladdin Chimney; Aladdin Chimney; Ornate Frame w/ Picture; Wood Chest; United Cowboy Clock; Small Wood Chest w/ Doll Clothes; Primitive Croquet Set; Stetson Hat Boxes; Metal Fans; Roller Skates; Soap Stone Foot Warmer; Texaco Fire Engine; Baseball Bats (Midget Model No 75); Spirited Horses Picture; Vintage High Chair/Art Table; Monarch Stereoscope Viewer; Military Stereoscope Slides; Crystal Glass Hosiery Washboard; Wood Doll Toys (Refrigerator, dressers, bed); Metal Voice Toy Phone; Unique Art Mfs Tin Typewriter; Tom Thumb Cash Register; Primitive Metal Toy Car; Wood Boat; Drawing of Will Rogers; Kids Toy Stroller; Tin Doll House; Baby Stroller; Avon Bottles; Clarinet Music; Wringer Washer w/ Blue/Grey Enamel Tub; Glass Insulators.

VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT: 1975 Chevrolet C65, Dual Tandems, Both Drivers, Approx 20 ft. Steel Bed with Extensions & Dual Hoist, 9:00-20 Tires Fair to Good, 5 Speed Trans, V8 Gas Engine Not Running, Shows 22,800 mi, Likely Turned Over; 1984 Chevrolet C10 Auto 2 Wheel Drive 94,000+ Miles, Not Running; 1988 Pontiac Bonneville, Auto Miles Unknown Not Running; 1998 Toyota Corolla LE Auto on Floor Turned Over, Wiring Needs Work; 8 ft. Krause Disc; Big Bale 2 Wheel Carrier; John Deere 12 ft. Disc; 8 ft. Allis Disc; Allis 16” Rollover Plow w/ WD Hitch; 3 Pt. Posthole Digger; Gleaner A Combine Salvage & 13 ft. Header; Gleaner A Combine Complete Not Running Since Put in Shed, 13 ft. Header; JD VanBrunt Drill; Allis 3 Bottom Plow w/ WD Hitch; Allis 4 Row Planter w/ WD Hitch.

Salvage Or Not Used For Long Time: 2 Wagon Running Gears; WD 45 Tractor, John Deere Hay Rake; Steel Wheel Drill, John Deere 9 ft. Sickle Mower & Other Parts; John Deere Manure Spreader; International 56 4 Row Planter; Older Winpower Post Hole Digger Draw Bar Mount; WC Allis Tractor; Other Misc. Iron & Tin; 2, 300 Gallon Fuel Barrels & Stands.

TERMS:  Cash or approved check. All statements made day of auction take precedence over advertisements. Owners and auction company not responsible for accidents or theft.


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