Engaged Melissa Houska and Eric Schnell would like to announce their engagement. Melissa is a 1998 graduate of Vermillion High School and is a junior in the dental hygiene program at The University of South Dakota pursuing a bachelor's degree with a minor completed in communication disorders. She currently works at Avera McKennan Cancer Institute in the laboratory in Sioux Falls. Eric is a 1996 graduate of Randolph High School and a 2002 graduate of Wayne State College with his bachelor's degree in natural science education. He works for Beal Distributing in Sioux Falls and has been serving the Nebraska National Guard since 1996. The wedding will take place Oct. 17 in Vermillion.