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Dalben earns nod for government service
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The late Peter Dalben— a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards  — is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

The dinner and induction ceremonies are taking place Saturday, May 21, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tickets are $60 apiece and are available through the Manteca Boys & Girls Club, 545 W. Alameda St., or by calling 239.5437.

Other inductees are Henry C. Long, agriculture; Richard Moon Yee, Health Care; Randall K. Yee, Health Care; Michael Bruce Mallory, Business; Arnita Marie Yepez, Community Service, Government; Phil Waterford, special recognition; George (Joe) Handy, Education; and Walker Vick, Athletics.

Dalben is being inducted in the field of government.

Dalben served on the French Camp Elementary School board from 1952 to 1966 and was clerk and president for most of those years. From 1961 to 1963 he also served on the Manteca Union High School District board. Then from 1965 to 1975 he served on the Manteca Unified School District board including at least two terms as president.

He was a member of the French Camp-McKinley Rural Fire Protection board and served four years as board president. Dalben also served in the French Camp Municipal Advisory Council in 1981-1982.

Dalben worked for 24 years as a public works shop division director at Rough and Ready island in Stockton. At one time he supervised more than 200 employees including those assigned to government bases in Dixon and at Mt. Diablo. He worked for 38 years as a government employee.

Dalben served three years as the French Camp 4-H Club electrical leader. He was one of the founders of the Twin Cities Little League in 1967 and served on the board for three years.

The gym at East Union High is named in his honor.



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