(MADISON) – Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) will host a free, public screening of Written Off, a documentary film about Matt Edwards’ battle with addiction. Following the screening, Sen. Schachtner and a panel including Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf, UW-Stout Professor Julie Bates-Maves, Dunn County Criminal Justice Coordinator Sara Benedict, and participants from the Dunn County Treatment Court will facilitate a community discussion regarding addiction and mental health in western Wisconsin.


Who:      Patty Schachtner, State Senator

   Eric Atkinson, Menomonie Police Chief

   Julie Bates-Maves, UW-Stout Professor

   Andrea Nodolf, Dunn County District Attorney

   Sara Benedict, Dunn County Criminal Justice Coordinator

   Paige Valla, Dunn County Treatment Court Participant

   Dale Amundson, Dunn County Treatment Court Graduate


What:    Screening of Written Off and panel discussion

Where: University of Wisconsin – Stout

               Jarvis Hall Science Wing Room 114

               410 10th Avenue E

               Menomonie, WI 54751


When:   Thursday, October 25

                 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


No RSVP is required. Individuals may contact Sen. Schachtner’s office by phone at (608) 266-7745 or by email Sen.Schachtner@legis.wi.gov for more information.