October 4, 2011
Mike Fulkerson, operations director for Leavenworth County Consolidated Rural Water District No. 1, prepares to snip a ribbon in front of the water district's new water tower, with the help of Paula Johnson, office manager for the water district, as Aladdin Ashkar, Basehor Chamber of Commerce president, watches on. The chamber and the water district had a ceremony Tuesday to mark the completion of the new tower, which holds 1 million gallons and stands 155 feet tall. The tower, off 155th Street in Basehor, was filled with water Aug. 1.