Will and Margaret Schaffer, Hoxie, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Schaffer, to Tom Howie, son of Kenneth and Leslie Howie, Fort Collins, Colo.

Grandparents of the couple are Paul and Ruby Binder, Hays, the late William and Marie Schaffer, the late Austin and Catharine Howie and the late Richard and Helen Berkfield.

The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Hoxie High School and a 2000 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a master's degree in exercise physiology. She is a fitness director at HaysMed's Center for Health Improvement.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1993 graduate of Poudre High School and a 1997 graduate of Regis University, Denver, with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is self-employed and owner and operator of Tom Howie Construction LLC.

An Oct. 19, 2013, wedding is planned at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Munjor.