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New Book Has Nexus to Northeast

 New Book Has Nexus to Northeast

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A new nonfiction book features several connections to Northeast Community College.

Co-written by Kent Warneke, the retired grants and contracts director at Northeast, and his brother, Kevin, the book titled "Saving Harlan Brandt" recounts the story of the Antelope County cattleman who was involved in a horrific tractor accident in 2013. The Warnekes are natives of Plainview.

The book is told from the perspective of the more than 20 modern-day Good Samaritans, family members and medical professionals who combined to save his life that day.

Harlan Brandt is the father of Curtis Brandt, a building construction instructor at Northeast. One of the chapters features Carol Rodenborg, Northeast director of EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) paramedic programs, who shares her expertise regarding the cost shouldered by individuals who volunteer to be first-responders – like those who came to Harlan Brandt's aid. 

The book also features submissions of personal Good Samaritan stories from a variety of Nebraskans, including Gov. Pillen, all five members of Nebraska's congressional delegation and Leah Barrett, president of Northeast.

Copies of the book are available at the Hawk Shop in Union 73 and the Norfolk Daily News. It is also available online through most major online retailers.

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A new book co-written by a former Northeast Community College employee has several connections to the college. (Courtesy photo)