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Thursday, 02 June 2011 18:10

By Josh Sumner

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta Breeze has a new staff member in the mix, with Taylor Lutz, of Benkelman, joining the news team.

Lutz, who currently attends the University of Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, will work as a part-time writer and photographer throughout the duration of the summer.

The 20-year-old was a 2010 graduate of Dundy County-Stratton, where she participated in volleyball, basketball, track, speech, and mock trial. Lutz is the youngest of three children, born to dad, Scott, and mom, Brenda. Scott farms the family farm, where Taylor grew up, about 20 miles northwest of Benkelman. Brenda is a retail business owner in the town.

Benkelman’s Taylor Lutz is the newest member of the Wauneta Breeze staff. She will work in the capacity of writer and photographer throughout the summer of 2011. (Josh Sumner | The Wauneta Breeze)


Lutz’s older sister, Avery Bradney might be a familiar name to many people around Wauneta and Palisade. Bradney taught and coached through the 2008 and 2010 school years at Wau-Pal, but has since returned to teaching in their hometown of Benkelman. She taught Art and FCS, and coached volleyball and track during her time at WP. Taylor’s brother, Collin, currently attends Virginia Tech, where he is studying toward his master’s degree in electrical engineering.

A mixed-breed dog, Mia, and a Dodge pickup, Lily, which you might see Lutz riding through Wauneta, rounds out Taylor’s family.

“I’ve always been close with my family,” said Lutz. “They taught me to always stay true to myself.”

In her spare time, as a freshman in college, Lutz said she likes to read the writing of Jodi Picoult, listen to country music from the 90s and drink coffee and frappuccino beverages. She’s artistic — she enjoys writing poetry — but she also has a busy social life. Making new friends while living in Lincoln is among the things she enjoys most.

Don’t be surprised if you bump into Taylor on the streets of downtown Wauneta this summer.