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Michael Nyseth, 13, cuts out pieces for the audio/visual cabinet he is making for Trinity Lutheran Church as his Eagle Scout Project with the help of Hammond-area woodworkers Charlie VanDusartz and George Vondriska.

Thirteen-year-old Boy Scout goes for Eagle

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Michael Nyseth has 36 merit badges. He went from second class to first class in six months and is now a member of Life Scout Troop 161. Nyseth is 13 years old and now he is beginning his Eagle Scout project.


Nyseth is building an audio/visual control cabinet for his church, Trinity Lutheran of Hammond.

"Our church has a closet that's crammed full of all our electronics," Nyseth said. "I figured; why not make that cleaner, so I decided to make a cabinet."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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