Shelby County Recorder to retire


January 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Another County Recorder in western Iowa has announced her retirement. Last month, Cass County Recorder Joyce Jensen said she would be retiring at the end of the year, and now Shelby County Recorder Linda Fahn has made a similar announcement. Fahn told our sister station KNOD in Harlan, Wednesday, that she is retiring after 26 years serving as the Shelby County Recorder.

Fahn, formerly Linda Jacobsen, has worked at the Shelby County Courthouse since 1979. Under her leadership, the Recorder’s Office has been modernized from hand indexing and photocopying of legal documents to the current computer index and scanning system, as well as computer-generated DNR game licenses, registrations and titles.

Fahn has been an active member of the State Recorders’ Association for many years and served as president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. She served on the Governor’s Golden Dome Award-winning DNR Kaizen committee which modernized snowmobile and ATV registrations. She also volunteered for many years with the St. Michael’s Church in Harlan and continues to help with her current home parish in Panama.

Fahn says after so many years at the courthouse, it was time to enjoy life. She said  “I appreciate the opportunity I was given to serve Shelby County and the wonderful support shown by voters over the years. I will miss the many friends I have made, both locally and throughout the state, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, including my two grandchildren and traveling with my husband Jay.”

Fahn will retire at the end of her term on December 31st, 2014.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)