Parents of the bride-to--be are Bruce and Cindy Howe of Wood River and her grandparents are Eugene and Beverly Witt of Danbury and the late Norman Howe and the late Shirley Hyke. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Dennis and Sandra Paben of Kearney and his grandparents are Ethel of Almeria and the late Kenneth and Arnon and Coreen Paben of Ansley.
The bride to be graduated from Wood River Rural High School in 2002. She plans to graduate in June 2007 from the College of Saint Mary with a master's degree in occupational therapy. The prospective bridegroom graduated from Kearney High School in 2002. He is currently enrolled in the Travel Career Institute. The couple plans to live in Grand Island after they are married.