Grassley burn not serious

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was injured Friday as he was burning piles of brush at his farm near New Hartford. Grassley sent out a tweet on his Twitter account, describing what happened: "Work on farm Fri. Burning piles of brush WindyFire got out of control. Thank God for good naber He help get undr control PantsBurnLegWound." 

A spokeswoman for the senator says the burn is "not serious."  Grassley didn't need to go to the doctor, according to the spokewoman, and the senator is wearing a bandage over the burn, which is below one of his knees.  Grassley told his staff he is "fine" and will be holding his town meetings, as scheduled, this week in western Iowa.  (A check of Grassley's website, however, shows nothing scheduled under Iowa events.  Perhaps they'll update it.) UPDATE at 2 p.m.:  One of Grassley's staff members emailed this week's schedule which you can read below.

Thursday, April 9, 2009
8 – 9 a.m.                    Worth County Town Hall Meeting, Manly City Hall, 106 South Broadway, Manly

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.        Cerro Gordo County Meeting, Divided We Fail Forum, North Iowa Area Community College, Muse-Norris Conference Center, 500 College Drive, Mason City

1 – 2 p.m.                    Mitchell County Town Hall Meeting, Riceville Public Library, 307 Woodland Avenue, Riceville

3 – 4 p.m.                    Floyd County Town Hall Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers, 105 Milwaukee Mall, Charles City

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.          Audubon County Town Hall Meeting, Audubon County Economic Development, Community Room, 800 Market Street, Audubon

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.        Shelby County Meeting, visit with 5th – 8th grade students at Shelby County Catholic Schools, Shelby County Catholic Schools, 2005 College Place, Harlan

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.        Harrison County Meeting, speak with high school students and school board members at West Harrison Community School,  West Harrison Community School, 410 Pine Street, Mondamin

2 – 3 p.m.                    Monona County Town Hall Meeting, Onawa Public Library, 707 Iowa Avenue, Onawa

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.          Crawford County Town Hall Meeting, Charter Oak Community Building, 29 ½ Main Street, Charter Oak

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.          Page County Meeting, visit Shenandoah VA Clinic, 512 South Fremont Street, Shenandoah

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.        Taylor County Town Hall Meeting, Taylor County Extension/Farm Bureau, Meeting Room, 607 Pollock Boulevard, Bedford

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.          Ringgold County Town Hall Meeting, Mount Ayr City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 South Taylor Street, Mount Ayr

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.          Adams County Town Hall Meeting, Prescott Public Library, 607 2nd Street, Prescott

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.          Montgomery County Town Hall Meeting, Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, 415 Broad Avenue, Stanton

Thursday, April 16, 2009
8 – 9 a.m.                    Fremont County Town Hall Meeting, Sidney Public Library, 1002 Illinois Street, Sidney

10 – 11 a.m.                Mills County Town Hall Meeting, Glenwood State Bank, Meeting Room, 32 North Walnut Street, Glenwood

Noon – 1 p.m.             Pottawattamie County Meeting, speak with Council Bluffs Rotary Club, Council Bluffs Senior Center, 714 South Main Street, Council Bluffs

2:45 – 3 p.m.               Cass County Meeting, speak with elementary students at CAM Middle School, CAM Middle School, Gym, 207 East 6th Street, Massena***

3 – 4 p.m.                    Cass County Town Hall Meeting, CAM Middle School, Cafeteria, 207 East 6th Street, Massena

5 – 6 p.m.                    Adair County Town Hall Meeting, Adair County Health and Fitness Center, Andrews Memorial Room, 202 North Townline Road, Greenfield

Friday, April 17, 2009
7 – 8 a.m.                    Polk County Meeting, visit with Young Businessman Breakfast Club, Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines***

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.        Polk County Meeting, tour and visit with employees at Athena GTX, Athena GTX, 3620 SW 61st Street, Suite 395, Des Moines

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Polk County Meeting, visit with employees at Principal Financial Group, Principal Financial Group, 711 High Street, Des Moines***

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.          Polk County Meeting, visit with Iowa Chinese in Agriculture, Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.          Polk County Meeting, participate in a Tweetup, Impromptu Studios, 300 SW 5th Street, Des Moines

Saturday, April 18, 2009
11 a.m. – Noon           Black Hawk County Meeting, visit with Korean War Veterans, Tall Corn Chapter #99, Sullivan Veterans Museum, Grout Museum of History and Science, 503 South Street, Waterloo

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  1. PantsBurnLegWound says

    People actually vote for this guy? Just because you only get 140 characters to say what’s on your mind doesn’t mean you should ever write something like that.
    Got that naber?